[Rd] unbuffered R CMD check results

From: Peter Cowan <cowan.pd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 14:13:57 -0700


Hello all,

I'm attempting to write a TextMate command that runs R CMD check and returns the results in an HTML window (I have confirmed with the TextMate devloper that this window will take unbuffered content). It appears that when stdout is not a tty R CMD check and INSTALL buffer results. When my python script is run from a terminal I get results unbuffered. Is it possible to get unbuffered output to other stdouts?

I took a look at the docs for check.conf, and didn't see a configuration options. Skimming the perl source code, (caveat, I'm not familiar with perl) I see:

## Don't buffer output.
$| = 1;

So perhaps I'm barking up the wrong tree. Suggestions are welcome.

Peter



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