[R] Is there a way to prevent Rscript from opening help page when given an error

Tan, Johnny Johnny.Tan at moodys.com
Thu Oct 13 23:36:56 CEST 2016

I posted this on stackoverflow but there hasn't been any replies, does anyone know a solution for this?

I am running a script via command line using Rscript nameOfmyRscript. I notice that when there is an error, my browser would open with the help page. Now my script contained repeated errors of the same type so my browser had 10 tabs of the same help page. Is there a command or way to prevent R from opening up these pages? I know that you can suppress all warnings by doing option(warn=-1) and that you can use sink() to write errors and warnings to file. I currently have the errors and warnings written to separate files, but the help page keeps opening. I would prefer to not have any help pages open at all.

The following error would open the mean.html help page

Error in mean.default(workshop) :

(converted from warning) argument is not numeric or logical: returning NA


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