Re: [R] how to end edit in Linux

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Sun 05 Mar 2006 - 18:59:54 EST

On Sun, 5 Mar 2006, Judy Chung wrote:

> Hi, all:
> a<-data.frame(x=c(1:10),y=c(10:1))
> edit(a)

Let us assume you are running under X11, so you are invoking and hence the data editor.

> how to quit the edit in Linux, and then do other computing?
> As In Windows, just close the edit window, but how to do
> in Linux?

There is a Quit rectangle at the top right of the window, and you click on that. Probably closing the window also works (it does for me), but this depends on your Window Manager.

If you are not running X11, you need to quit the external editor which is by default vi (and ZZ is one way).

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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