R-0.90.1 buglet in R shell (PR#375)

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Thu, 16 Dec 1999 19:05:20 +0100 (CET)

>>>>> William Venables writes:

> I recently took "." off my PATH for security reasons and now find
> that R does not work in my home directory where the .Renviron
> file resides.

> The fix is simple.  In the R shell startup section replace
> ". .Renviron" by ". ./.Renviron".  The relevant section is:

> # Startup
> if ${USE_R_ENVIRON}; then # use the one in current dir, or default
>   if [ -r .Renviron ]
>   then . ./.Renviron      # <<-- change
>   else [ -r ${R_ENVIRON} ] && . ${R_ENVIRON}
>   fi
> fi

Could easily be changed, but I'd like to understand it first.  I cannot
reproduce the problem.  I never have `.' in my PATH and when I do

	cat > foo
	echo I am here
	. foo

I get "I am here".

Of course, this happens on Debian GNU/Linux.  Is this a system-specific
problem or feature?

r-devel mailing list -- Read http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~hornik/R/R-FAQ.html
Send "info", "help", or "[un]subscribe"
(in the "body", not the subject !)  To: r-devel-request@stat.math.ethz.ch