[ESS] Using help when running a remote R session

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Thu Mar 22 17:14:46 CET 2007

Hi all,

I wanted to share a solution for viewing R man pages from a remote R
session.  I never was able to get this to work before, but then
discovered that the issue is simply the PAGER environment variable.

So if you do:

  M-x shell
    ## ssh somehost
    export PAGER=/bin/cat
  M-x ess-remote

then help seems to work :-)

I wonder if ess-remote should set PAGER?

+ seth

... now if I can only find a solution to the C-c C-c problem for
remote R's.

Seth Falcon | Computational Biology | Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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