Re: [R] off-topic ODBC Q (was how to disable RODBC log file)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu 11 Aug 2005 - 18:26:24 EST

RODBC does not have a log file, and this is nothing to do with RODBC or R.

What you are talking about here is an *ODBC* log file, and for that you need to consult your (unstated) device manager documentation for your (unstated) OS.

The name of the log file (psqlodbc_*) should have given you a clue: it seems to be coming from the ODBC driver.

On Thu, 11 Aug 2005, Tamas K Papp wrote:

> I am using RODBC with Postgresql. I have disabled the log file in
> ~/.odbc.ini, but nevertheless I still get a logfile in /tmp, which can
> grow to gigabytes, so I would like to disable it.
> It appears that the logfile is generated by R:
> % lsof | grep /tmp/psqlodbc_tpapp7482.log
> R 7482 tpapp 3w REG 3,5 3127 1668135 /tmp/psqlodbc_tpapp7482.log
> Could somebody please tell me how to disable this logfile? I have
> searched the list and help, but found nothing about this.

> PLEASE do read the posting guide!

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