Re: [R] Increasing Console "Paste Buffer"

From: Gavin Simpson <gavin.simpson_at_ucl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 01 Jun 2005 - 08:47:05 EST

Manuel Morales wrote:
> Hello list.
>
> I'm using R from the gnome-terminal in Fedora. My preference is to write
> programs in VIM, and then source the file from R, or copy and paste the
> lines into the console. I'm wondering if there is a way to increase the
> "paste buffer" as an alternative to "sourcing" large analyses. As was
> mentioned in a recent thread on Linux GUI's, I find that if I paste in a
> large amount of text, the lines end up getting cut off at some point. I
> wonder if this is an R restriction, because it seems like I am able to
> paste substantially more text in other console-based programs. Is there
> any way to increase the amount of text that I can paste into an R
> session?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Manuel
>

Manuel,

Maybe I misunderstand what you mean by "lines end up getting cut off at some point" so correct me if I got it wrong, but I assume you mean that after a certain number of lines entered you can no longer scroll back up and view the earlier lines?

If this is the case, then, and again I assume you are using Gnome (default in FC) as the desktop system, then open a terminal. The Edit > Current Profile in the menu bar for the terminal. Select the Scrolling Tab. Alter Scrollback lines and kilobytes accordingly to suit. You only need to do one, not both - I find it easier to think in numbers of lines so I changed that. You'll have to modify this if you use KDE or another window manager with FC3.

HTH Gavin



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