Re: [R] R command history -- can it be like Matlab's?

From: hadley wickham <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 16:16:50 -0500

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 2:45 PM, Prof Brian Ripley <> wrote:
> A patch to do this was posted on 2007-09-29 by Glenn Davis. Some people not
> addicted to Matlab find the behaviour very inconvenient and prefer the
> getline/readline behaviour (triggered by ^R/^S) of Rterm and R on Unixen.

On unixen you can redefine your up/down arrows in your .inputrc:

"\e[A": history-search-backward
"\e[B": history-search-forward

which I find really useful, but it definitely takes a few weeks of getting used to. I suspect there maybe an equivalent for Rterm.



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