[R] R process must die - can I save history?

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Tue Oct 2 19:29:45 CEST 2012


in a fresh R session, to see what might be possible. I'll bet the
answer is, "No, you're screwed," though. Nevertheless, maybe Linux
experts can save you.

May the Force be with you.

-- Bert

On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Mike Miller <mbmiller+l at gmail.com> wrote:
> I connected from my desktop Linux box to a Linux server using ssh in an
> xterm, but that xterm was running in Xvnc.  I'm running R on the server in
> that xterm (over ssh).  Something went wrong with Xvnc that has caused it to
> hang, probably this bug:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vnc4/+bug/819473
> So I can't get back to that ssh session or to R.  I had done a bunch of work
> in R but the command history hasn't been written out.  If I kill R, I assume
> the command history is gone.  I wish I could somehow cause R to dump the
> command history.  Is there any way to tell the running R process to write
> the history somewhere?
> Thanks in advance.
> Mike
> --
> Michael B. Miller, Ph.D.
> Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research
> Department of Psychology
> University of Minnesota
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