[ESS] inferior-R-args seem to be ignored: .Rhistory is written anyways

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Fri Apr 12 16:44:30 CEST 2013

  >> Marius Hofert <marius.hofert at math.ethz.ch>
  >> on Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:58:08 +0200 wrote:

 > Dear ESS experts,
 > I set

 > (setq inferior-R-args "--no-restore-history --no-save")

 > in order to avoid .Rhistory files etc. The variable is correctly set (I checked
 > its value). If I start R from the terminal this way, no .Rhistory is
 > written. However, if I use 'M-x R' to start R a .Rhistory file is written. Also,
 > I obtain the message "Cannot read history file
 > /home/mylogin/R/my/path/.Rhistory" which means R is looking for .Rhistory. Why
 > is the above setting of inferior-R-args not respected?

Indeed. History is handled by ESS and comint. See ess-history-file for
how to re-configure.


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