Re: [R] signal handling

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Fri 12 Aug 2005 - 10:10:05 EST

Omar Lakkis wrote:
> Is ther a signal handling model in R? similar to Perl's %SIG hash.
> I want to do fast clean up in my R code before exit when a kill signal
> is issued.

I don't know Perl's %SIG hash. However, there are several things you can do: the on.exit() function lets a function do cleanup, and there are various hooks available (see ?setHook), and finalizers (see ?reg.finalizer) for some kinds of objects.

Duncan Murdoch



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