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I am running my R scripts on a remote shell using

M-x shell
ssh -X -C name@server.edu
srun -p nodeX --pty R  (slurm command to start R)
M-x ess-remote and select 'R'

everythink works fine, until I want to break (usually C-c C-c within shell). Breaking also does not work using the menu bar. It keeps running. Any suggestions as to what I'm doing wrong?

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You can interrupt the remote process with C-q C-c<RET> in the shell buffer.

C-q inserts the following key into the shell ( in this case C-c : a break).

  • It inserts a ^C into the shell, but the output keeps going. Simply tried it with c(1:10000) RET C-q C-c RET. It keeps scrolling. – leze Jun 14 '18 at 17:32
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Here is an intermediate work-around for my problem. In R, to omit accidentally printing long outputs, one can set

options(max.print=999)

e.g., to limit the maximum number of printed lines to 999 (helpful for large datasets). Still not the perfect solution, but it helps.

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