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

Erik Iverson iverson at biostat.wisc.edu
Wed Jun 18 22:52:03 CEST 2008

You can also tell emacs where to put the backup files, so they have some 
common place, instead of spread around.  Just google on how to do that.

Mark Kimpel wrote:
> Tyler,
> Thanks for the advice, I learn more about emacs every day (or at least
> I try to). Your last point, in parentheses, is well made. I think I
> will modify the find commands to only find those files that are older
> than a day. That way I can recover if need be. When opening files from
> the emacs GUI window under Linux, I see all the *.~ files and it makes
> it harder for me to find what I want in heavily populated directories.
> *.tmp files are rare, but sometimes I create them and forget to delete
> them.
> Good thread, thanks to all,
> Mark
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 4:36 PM, tyler <tyler.smith at mail.mcgill.ca> wrote:
>> "Mark Kimpel" <mwkimpel at gmail.com> writes:
>>> I have the following in my .Rprofile to get rid of other pesky files
>>> that seem to creep into my directories. I realize that occasionally
>>> these can be useful, such as to restore a crashed Emacs session, but
>>> most of the time they just annoy the heck out of me when I am looking
>>> for something. I'm betting there are some more good suggestions out
>>> there, don't let me down! Mark
>>> setwd("~/myRdirectory")
>>> system("find ./ -name #*# -print | xargs rm")
>>> system("find ./ -name .#*# -print | xargs rm")
>>> system("find ./ -name .#* -print | xargs rm")
>> You can tell emacs not to auto-save files by including something along
>> the lines of this in your .emacs:
>> (setq auto-save-default nil)
>> See the Emacs manual: 23.6.2 Controlling Auto-Saving
>>> system("find ./ -name '.Rhistory' -print | xargs rm")
>> Maybe something in .Rprofile will cancel saving to .Rhistory? I couldn't
>> find anything.
>>> system("find ./ -name '.*tmp' -print | xargs rm")
>> I'm not sure why you'd have these.
>>> system("find ./ -name *~ -print | xargs rm")
>>> system("find ./ -name .*~ -print | xargs rm")
>> (setq make-backup-files nil)
>> See the Emacs manual: 23.3.2 Backup Files
>> Note that any file that starts with a '.' should be invisible under
>> normal circumstances, at least on Unix/Linux. If you're using MSWindows
>> maybe you can ask your file-browser to not "show hidden files"? That way
>> you still have the benefit of all those "dot" files without having to
>> sift through them all the time.
>> Cheers,
>> Tyler
>> (who's holding his tongue - you *really* don't want to have
>> auto-save/backup files??)
>> --
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>>                                       --Samuel Karlin
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