Re: [R] Increasing Console "Paste Buffer"

From: Gavin Simpson <>
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


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 mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Wed Jun 01 08:55:42 2005

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