readline {base}R Documentation

Read a Line from the Terminal

Description

readline reads a line from the terminal

Usage

readline(prompt = "")

Arguments

prompt the string printed when prompting the user for input. Should usually end with a space " ".

Details

The prompt string will be truncated to a maximum allowed length, normally 256 chars (but can be changed in the source code).

Value

A character vector of length one.

See Also

readLines for reading text lines of connections, including files.

Examples

fun <- function() {
  ANSWER <- readline("Are you a satisfied R user? ")
  if (substr(ANSWER, 1, 1) == "n")
    cat("This is impossible.  YOU LIED!\n")
  else
    cat("I knew it.\n")
}
fun()

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