[R] Rtemp directories accumulating over time
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 29 08:21:37 CEST 2004
On Wed, 28 Apr 2004 kjetil at acelerate.com wrote:
> On 28 Apr 2004 at 13:53, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> > On Tue, 27 Apr 2004 kjetil at acelerate.com wrote:
> > I don't see why: package base is never unloaded so that hook function
> > is never run. (Indeed, no package/namespace is unloaded except by
> > explicit user action, in particular not when R is terminated.)
> > > So there are also other tmpdirs made by R. Why, where, and why are
> > > they not removed at exit (when their content are removed)?
> > They are removed by R. This is a Windows-only bug, as Windows
> > sometimes does not act on commands to remove empty directories (but
> > only sometimes).
> So is there anything I can do to remedy this nuisance (apart from
> reinstalling a newer XP (other messages indicates that can give
> surprises!) or changing OS)?
Well, there is nothing I know how to do. Someone else may know how to
workaround the Windows bug.
> Kjetil Halvorsen
> Session temporary directories should only be left
> > around when a session crashes.
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Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
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