[R-SIG-Mac] R-SIG-Mac] Rscript on OSX

Julin Maloof jnmaloof at ucdavis.edu
Fri Jan 11 17:23:16 CET 2008

Apologies if this is too simplistic an answer for what you need to do, but you could remove the #! line and run using 


where file.R is your script file with the shebang line removed.

help("BATCH") in R will give the details


> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 10:09:06 +0100
> From: "Ido M. Tamir" <tamir at imp.univie.ac.at>
> Subject: [R-SIG-Mac] Rscript on OSX
> To: r-sig-mac at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Message-ID: <200801101009.06228.tamir at imp.univie.ac.at>
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> Hi,
> I directed somebody to install R (2.6.1) on his OSX computer,
> following instructions from http://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx.
> She used the provided binary image.
> She can run R from the console.
> The problem is that Rscript is not in the path (only minor, because ln -s is 
> hopefully doable). 
> But the script failed when I tried to put a hardcoded path to Rscript into the 
> shebang line. And when I try to invoke it directly:
>> -bash: ./Rscript: cannot execute binary file
> On linux this works:
>> Rscript
> Usage: /path/to/Rscript [--options] [-e expr] file [args]
> --options accepted are
> ....
> I would like to send her some Rscripts, but how can we make them
> run on her system?
> thank you very much,
> ido

Julin Maloof
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