[ESS] R is restoring "previously saved workspace" without me asking it to

James W. MacDonald jmacdon at med.umich.edu
Tue Jun 17 19:17:25 CEST 2008

Or you could just add

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

to your .emacs file, so when you quit you don't get the annoying 'Do you 
want to save?' question, nor do you have to type an extra "no" everytime 
you quit.



Mark Kimpel wrote:
> That is what I "always" do. Apparently, I slipped. Since I "never" do
> this, I have put the following in my .Rprofile (Linux). Of course, you
> should only use this if you NEVER want to INTENTIONALLY save your
> workspace.
> setwd("~/myRfiles")
> system("find ./ -name '.RData' -print | xargs rm")
> Mark
> On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 9:43 AM, François Michonneau
> <francois.michonneau at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi
>> If you don't want a .Rdata file to be created just close your R session by
>> typing q("no").
>> Hope this helps
>> François
>> Mark Kimpel wrote:
>>> Thanks, I thought it was something simple like that. I have no idea
>>> how/when that .Rdata file was created, but I'll remove it. Mark
>>> On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 5:23 PM, Douglas Bates <bates at stat.wisc.edu>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 4:13 PM, Mark Kimpel <mwkimpel at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> When initiating an instance of R from within ESS-emacs (most recent
>>>>> versions) a new behavior has appeared -- R begins with "[Previously
>>>>> saved workspace restored]". I haven't seen this before nor do I know
>>>>> how to turn it off. I never save R workspaces but frequently kill R by
>>>>> closing an emacs window.
>>>>> This is most likely something I inadvertently initiated but I'll be
>>>>> darned if I know how. Any thoughts on turning it off?
>>>> This behavior is not ESS-specific.  If there is a saved worksheet in
>>>> the directory where you start R and if you do not use the flag
>>>> --no-restore when starting R, it will restore the saved worksheet.
>>>> The simple fix is to remove the saved worksheet file, which is called
>>>> .RData under Linux.
>>>>> Mark
>>>>> --
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James W. MacDonald, M.S.
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