The meaning of "+" rather than ">"

Description of issue -
I am running a merge of two data sets and instead of gettng a ">" message I get a "+"
The merge code is,


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When you run a command in R console, the next prompt appears to start with >, provided your command was complete. If it's not, R prompts you to complete your command, and to indicate it, the next line starts with +.

For example, you say you tried to run the following code:


Note that, here you have missed one closing parentheses ), corresponding to the one opening ( immediately after merge. If you run this very code with an extra ) at the end, or try to write ) in the line starting with +, your code will run, and you'll get your familiar > prompt.

Hope this helps.


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