[Rd] --quiet flag sets echo option to TRUE (PR#1083)

a296180@mica.fmr.com a296180@mica.fmr.com
Fri, 31 Aug 2001 19:08:33 +0200 (MET DST)

The help for options says:

    echo: logical.  Only used in non-interactive mode, when it controls
          whether input is echoed. Command-line options `--quiet' and
          `--slave' set this initially to `FALSE'.

I don't think that this is correct for me.

Consider the following session:

mica|junk> ls
mica|junk> cat test.R 
cat("Why was this command echoed?\n")
mica|junk> R CMD BATCH --quiet test.R 
mica|junk> ls
test.R		test.Rout
mica|junk> cat test.Rout 
> invisible(options(echo = TRUE))
> cat("Why was this command echoed?\n")
Why was this command echoed?
> proc.time()
[1] 1.13 0.11 1.20 0.00 0.00

Either using --quiet should set echo to FALSE (my personal preference) or the
documentation for options should be changed.

Apologies if I have misunderstood something here.


Dave Kane

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