[ESS] Following setwd() to a new place

A.J. Rossini blindglobe at gmail.com
Mon Jan 3 11:08:46 CET 2005

Stephen -

Note that ESS does both object and filename completion for R processes
-- i.e. you can get appropriate completion on

(don't ask me how right now, I'm not ESS accessible at the moment).

Usually, <TAB> and C-c <TAB>  do different things, if I recall correctly.


On Mon, 3 Jan 2005 09:35:50 +0000, Stephen Eglen
<S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> hi Henrik,
> > When I start ESS (M-x R) it asks me which folder to start in. But then I
> > do a setwd() to somewhere else because I start on something else, and
> > when I try filename completion ESS still thinks I am in the folder I
> > started in,
> What form of file completion are you referring to here? C-x C-f?
> e.g. if i am currently in an *R* buffer, and I do C-x C-f, find-file
> thinks that I am in my home directory ~ say.  If I then do
> setwd("/tmp")
> and try another C-x C-f, I am still in the home directory -- whereas I
> think you would like it to be /tmp.
> > is there a solution to this little annoyance, except restarting
> > ESS?
> Automatic directory syncing might be tricky, but it may not be too
> hard to get something working manually.  *shell* buffers can be kept
> in sync using M-x shell-resync-dirs.
> Stephen
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