[ESS] working directory lost when R session closes
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Mon Jul 17 20:39:05 CEST 2017
Well your init file seems very slim to me. At this stage, I would not even
worry about it… My own init file is getting close to 700 lines, expurgated
from all comments! If yours grows significantly, you may want to modularize
it, or use use-package, or, as I did, use Org-mode to keep it readable.
See my own configuration here:
with explanations about it here:
On 07/17/2017 12:53 PM, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 5:26 AM, Martin Maechler
> <maechler using stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
>> > Do you notice this:
>> > cd into a folder, say "~/tmp/project/R" and start emacs with a file in
>> > there. The working directory correctly shows "~/tmp/project/R".
>> > Then launch an R session. When you quit the R session, and start a new
>> > R session, the working directory changed, it becomes "~/tmp/project".
>> > This is just a little inconvenient if you get an R session with some
>> > crap in it and you close it down to start fresh, but the WD is no
>> > longer correct. Its necessary to close emacs and re-open the file.
>> > I'll paste in the Emacs session transcript to show what I mean. The
>> > only thing I do after the q() is hit the big blue R button:
>> >> getwd()
>> >  "/home/pauljohn/GIT/rockchalk/package/rockchalk/R"
>> >> q()
>> > Save workspace image? [y/n/c]: n
>> > Process R finished at Fri Jul 14 09:30:04 2017
>> > R version 3.4.1 (2017-06-30) -- "Single Candle"
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>> > Type 'q()' to quit R.
>> >> > if(identical(getOption('pager'), file.path(R.home('bin'), 'pager'))) # rather take the ESS one
>> > + options(pager='cat')
>> >> options(STERM='iESS', str.dendrogram.last="'", editor='emacsclient', show.error.locations=TRUE)
>> >> getwd()
>> >  "/home/pauljohn/GIT/rockchalk/package/rockchalk"
>> This is strange.
>> I tried this, with /tmp/project/R/foo.R
>> but when I quit R (using C-c C-q; and having set
>> (inferior-R-args "--no-restore-history --no-save ")
>> in my ~/.emacs equivalent, so I'm never asked about saving --
>> the only reasonable thing anyway!
> Thanks. I think you solved this. I used the menu to insert
> customization and the working directory now stays same on Ubuntu Linux
> Emacs 24.5.1.
> '(inferior-R-args "--no-restore-history --no-save")
> The problem is solved.
> I also confirmed your (and Vitalie's) other contention. If I move my
> init.el file out, then the R wd stays same between R sessions. So that
> means I had something that caused the working directory to change to
> one directory above.
> My init file is a jumble of settings while I try to use various
> versions of org mode, python, stata, sas, and who knows what else, I
> wonder how do your init file in order? Look at all this crap in here.
> There must be some better way than keeping one gigantic laundry bag
> full of settings.
> Some of these settings are truly necessary, but some are corrections
> for old versions of Emacs, or Windows users, or bugs in particular
> package versions.
> Got advice about how you keep your act together?
>> and restart it , my working directory *is* the same,
>>  "/tmp/project/R"
>> Can anyone reproduce Paul's problem?
>> If not, Paul, you may have set another non-default somewhere.
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