[Rd] help.start() displays index.html in emacs (PR#13293)

rose at rz.uni-potsdam.de rose at rz.uni-potsdam.de
Sun Nov 16 17:50:07 CET 2008

Full_Name: Juergen Rose
Version: 2.8.0 (2008-10-20)
OS: Linux x86_64 Intel
Submission from: (NULL) (

If I start as ordinary user rose R and help.start(), the help is displayed in
emacs. If I do as the user root, file:///tmp/Rtmpyzlc7Y/.R/doc/html/index.html
is shown as expected in a firefox windows. So it seems to be connected with my
private configuration. But I can not find such a configurations:

rose at condor:/home/rose(114)$ ll ~/.R*
-rw-r--r-- 1 rose users 2369 Jan 20  2008 /home/rose/.RapidSVN

I also tried to start R with strace:
rose at condor:/home/rose(119)$ strace -f -o R_strace.log R

and greped for mime:

rose at condor:/home/rose(120)$ grep "open.*rose.*mime" R_strace.log 
7221  open("/home/rose/.local/share//mime/mime.cache", O_RDONLY) = 14
7221  open("/home/rose/.local/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache", O_RDONLY) =
7221  open("/home/rose/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list", O_RDONLY) = 14
7223  open("/home/rose/.local/share//mime/mime.cache", O_RDONLY) = 7

and then I searched for emacs in these files:

rose at condor:/home/rose(121)$ for f in /home/rose/.local/share//mime/mime.cache
/home/rose/.local/share//mime/mime.cache; do echo "------------------ f=$f
--------------";   grep emacs $f ; done
------------------ f=/home/rose/.local/share//mime/mime.cache --------------
------------------ f=/home/rose/.local/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache
------------------ f=/home/rose/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list
------------------ f=/home/rose/.local/share//mime/mime.cache --------------

But I could not find anything suspicious

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