[GRASS-user] How to detect if GRASS is running in R background

Veronica Andreo veroandreo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 17:22:59 PDT 2018

Hi Felipe

what about gmeta()? If grass is running, it gives you location and region
metadata, otherwise it rises an error...

Or you could also ask in the grass-stats list:


El mié., 10 oct. 2018 a las 17:09, Felipe Carrillo (<
mazatlanmexico at yahoo.com>) escribió:

> Hi;
> I usually start GRASS from my RConsole as so:
> #perform initial GRASS setup
> initGRASS("C:\\OSGeo4W64\\apps\\grass\\grass-7.4.1", home = getwd(),
> gisDbase = "GRASS_TEMP", mapset = "PERMANENT", override = TRUE)
> and I never had problems until last week. I was getting errors and
> couldn't figure out why. Later on I came to find out that my GRASS instance
> was closed.
> I don't know why GRASS unexpectedly close without notification. With that
> said, is there a way in R to check if GRASS is still running in the
> background?
> I can probably manually check my task manager to see if there is a process
> running but in a more elegant way I want to do it from R.
> Felipe D. Carrillo
> Supervisory Fishery Biologist
> Department of the Interior
> US Fish & Wildlife Service
> California, USA
> http://www.fws.gov/redbluff/rbdd_jsmp.html
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