[ESS] ESS and .Rhistory

Feng Li m at feng.li
Wed Apr 20 16:00:33 CEST 2011

Dear list,

I tried to change the ESS default R history to a permanent file so
that ESS does not generate .Rhistory everywhere. I tried both

(setq ess-history-directory "~/.R/history")


(setq ess-history-file "~/.R/history/.Rhistory")

But ESS still saves the history to current directory in both ways. My
R startup argument is set under Linux as

(setq-default inferior-R-args "--no-save -q")

and the ESS version is 5.13.

Where did I go wrong? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!


Feng Li
Department of Statistics
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm, Sweden

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