Re: [R] R 2.3.1 on OSX: scrolling command line

From: Max Reuter <>
Date: Wed 05 Jul 2006 - 23:00:14 EST

>It isn't R! This is a function of readline and the terminal, not of
>R which has not yet seen the line.
>What is likely is that your R install (how did you install it?) is
>built against a readline clone (I believe there is one from NetBSD?
>in MacOS 10.4) rather than GNU readline, and the fix is likely to be
>to install GNU readline and then rebuild R from the sources.

This is indeed the solution! Eeverything is back to normal now, after I installed GNU readline (4.3) through fink and rebuilt R from source.

Many thanks!


Max Reuter
Departement of Biology
University College London
The Galton Laboratory
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London NW1 2HE, UK

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