how to 'block' the prompt

A.J. Rossini rossini at
Thu Aug 19 04:11:42 CEST 2004

XEmacs does the "right" thing -- the prompt issue is one
incompatibility that we definitely need to fix (have either of you
noticed it, Stephen or Martin?)


Sebastian Luque <sluque at> writes:

> Dear List,
> I haven't found help in the documentation or in ESS archives regarding the 
> following. I'd like to be able to have the R prompt be unerasable while 
> working on Emacs (21.3.1) + ESS (5.2.2) (Debian Linux). Sometimes I 
> accidentally erase the prompt and I'm forced to press <return> to get it back 
> and keep typing commands. In other words, I would like to have a prompt that 
> behaves like that from R when it's run in a shell. I'm not sure this is 
> something that is controlled from ESS, or from some other Emacs setting, as 
> I've seen similar behaviour when running eshell, for instance.
> If this can be configured somehow, can one still select the prompt for 
> copying/pasting into other buffers?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Best
> Sebastian
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