[ESS] How to make `ess-quit' *not* start up R if it is not already running?

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Tue Nov 4 20:10:37 CET 2014

 >>> Grant Rettke on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 12:23:37 -0600 wrote:

 > Good afternoon, Sometimes I get lazy and run `ess-quit' to shut down
 > R buffers because I usually have a few open.

 > Sometimes I get lazier and forget if I even have any R buffers
 > open. When I don't, ess starts up R for me, and then closes it at my
 > requests.

I don't understand this. Could you provide reproducible steps?

ESS will auto-start a process if you do an evaluation command or request
help etc, and never auto-starts a new process out of the blue. If you
have several processes running then you will be asked to choose from the


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