Re: [R] savehistory in OSX version

From: Peter Dalgaard <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 16:34:46 +0100

Rob Goedman wrote:
> Roger,
> The history features on Mac OS's are handled by
> and is a (small) superset of R's facilties, e.g. it supports multi-line
> history recalls.
> A disadvantage of this approach is that it's not possible to use
> R's history() and savehistory() nor make usage completely
> identical. The actual history files do 'interoperate', although
> you will loose the multiline feature.
That is actually the same in the readline-based terminal interface on Unix/Linux: If you terminate a line with C-v C-j, then it is recalled along with the subsequent line(s) by up-arrow. And history() et al. also discard the grouping of lines there.

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