[Rd] help.search() in html?

hkawakat at gmail.com hkawakat at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 14:03:18 CET 2012


I have options(help_type="html") in my .Rprofile and when I type
?foo, the man page appears as a new tab in my web browser (which is
already running). Fine. However, when I type ??foo, rather than the
results appearing in a new tab, a new instance of the web browser is
spawned with the default homepage displayed. Same with
help.search("foo"). Am I the only one seeing this? Is there some
setting/option that I am missing?
(At the moment, I bring up a man page via ?foo and then manually
follow the <Index> link at the bottom of the page to go up to the
search engine page.) R --vanilla shows the results of ??foo in the
terminal window as expected.

I am running
> sessionInfo()
R Under development (unstable) (2012-02-13 r58337)
Platform: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu (64-bit)

 [1] LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C              
 [3] LC_TIME=en_GB.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=en_GB.UTF-8    
 [7] LC_PAPER=C                 LC_NAME=C                 
 [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C            

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tools_2.15.0

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