[Rd] R CMD BATCH vs R CMD batch

Marius Hofert marius.hofert at uwaterloo.ca
Thu Oct 29 02:39:07 CET 2015


Out of laziness I just used "R CMD batch" instead of "R CMD BATCH". I
didn't get an error so didn't think about the consequences... One
consequence is (at least on Mac OS X 10.11 but probably in more
generality) that R_BATCH_OPTIONS are ignored, which was kind of fatal
in my case... I am thus wondering whether it makes sense to either a)
have R_BATCH_OPTIONS also be respected for "R CMD batch" or b) simply
not allow "R CMD batch" as a valid command (so requiring to use "R CMD
BATCH"). Both approaches might be delicate... just wanted to point
this issue out...


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