[R] help.start() directory?
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 3 18:02:02 CET 2003
On Fri, 3 Jan 2003 ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
> No, but as these are links you can bookmark the places they link to.
Oh, and the reason we now do it this way is that you can have two
simultaneous R sessions with quite different library trees, possibly
different versions of R running on different machines.
> On 3 Jan 2003, Michael A. Miller wrote:
> > The help for help.start says that
> > "All the packages in the known library trees are linked to
> > directory `.R' in the per-session temporary directory. The
> > links are re-made each time help.start is run, which should be
> > done after packages are installed, updated or removed."
> > It used to be the case that this was the temporary directory was
> > the .R directory in my home directory, but since I've upgraded to
> > R 6.1, the help files are stored in /tmp/Rtmpxxx/.R, where
> > Rtmpxxx is the result of a call to tempdir. A side effect of
> > this is that they are removed when ever I exit R and recreated
> > when I start R and run help.start again. I like to be able to
> > have a couple book marks to my favorite parts of the help pages,
> > but since the tempdir is different for each instance of R, that
> > no longer works. Is there a way to configure R to leave the help
> > pages in a static location such as ~/.R? Even if they get
> > recreated each time I run help.start, I'd rather they always
> > showed up in the same place.
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