[R] "R" help leaves out lines of text

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 13:31:29 CEST 2015

On 16/04/2015 12:23 AM, paul wrote:
> I am ramping up on the R statistical analysis environment.  I find
> that the help leaves out entire lines of text.  The pager is
> /usr/lib/R/bin/pager.  I changed it to /bin/less, but I see the same
> symptom.  The problem shows up both in xterm and mintty.  The computer
> is in a locked down environment, so a straight update of cygwin
> packages is not an option.  
> Is there anything further I can try to circumvent the problem?
> My version info is:
>    64-bit Cygwin DLL version 1.7.28
>    R version 3.0.1-1

The Cygwin release is not supported by us, and is known to be buggy,
because it doesn't handle line endings properly.

You'll need to talk to the Cygwin folks if you can't reproduce this in
one of our releases available from cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base.

Duncan Murdoch

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