[ESS] starting directory not detected correctly anymore
p@u|john32 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Dec 13 16:48:17 CET 2017
Yes, I will report that.
Yesterday, I made RPMs for ESS 17.11 and forgot about this problem
before installing that in our computer lab. Within 30 minutes all of
the Emacs 24 users were yelling about the starting directory being out
On Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 2:27 AM, Lionel Henry <lionel.hry using gmail.com> wrote:
> It seems there is an issue with Emacs 24, I'll look into it.
> Could you open a github issue please? And confirm there that
> you still see the problem when you open Emacs with -q flag
> (to prevent loading of init file).
>> On 12 déc. 2017, at 06:29, Susumu Tanimura <aruminat using gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> Similar trouble happens to me.
>> $ pwd
>> $ emacs test.R &
>> then, after starting R session,
>>  "/"
>> ESS always starts in the parent directory of current directory. Nothing
>> to do with "R" directory.
>> Any help?
>> $ lsb_release -d
>> Description: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
>> $ emacs --version |head -1
>> GNU Emacs 24.5.1
>> $ dpkg -l ess |tail -1
>> ii ess 17.11-2xenial0 all Emacs mode for statistical programming and data analysis
>> On Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:59:46 -0600
>> Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 using gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I want to have ESS know the working directory from shell pwd, I don't
>>> want it to ask me.
>>> I have a setting in my init.el that used to work that way:
>>> ;; start R in current working directory, don't let R ask user:
>>> (setq ess-ask-for-ess-directory nil)
>>> Recently, it has stopped working. The symptom of the problem is that
>>> the R session working directory trims off the last element in the
>>> path. This is in Ubuntu 17.04 with emacs 24.5.1 and ess 17.11.
>>> When I open a file from command line, say in
>>> $ cd ~/tmp/R/
>>> $ emacs testme.R
>>> and then I hit the bug blue icon to start R, then getwd() shows
>>> "~/tmp". The last element in the path is lost. Same happens if I
>>> start R with "Alt-x R", so don't hate me for liking your pretty blue R
>>> I notice that M-x eshell gets it right, it opens a shell in the /R
>>> directory (the correct one). Also Emacs File "Open Directory" also
>>> gets it right. Its just the inferior ESS *R* session that doesn't get
>>> it right.
>>> If I remove that line from init.el, then the ESS process stops and
>>> asks me what directory what I want and it always guesses correctly.
>>> I never saw this happen before today when opening a pre-existing R
>>> file from the shell. I have seem similar in past if I have an Emacs
>>> session open and close the R session and re-start a new R session
>>> without closing Emacs. That second instance almost always has lost
>>> the "R" from the file path, and shows the parent directory.
>>> Would somebody try it and tell me if I've just gone all the way off
>>> the cliff toward crazy?
>>> Suggestions welcome (except concerning cliffs), thanks as usual.
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