Re: [Rd] Show location of workspace image on quit?

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 08:14:14 -0400

On 05/06/2009 7:53 AM, Barry Rowlingson wrote:
> When I quit R, it says:
> > q()
> Save workspace image? [y/n/c]:
> and since I've probably got 3 R sessions running in however many
> different directories and I might have jumped around with setwd() , I
> forget exactly where R wants to save its workspace image. So could q()
> be changed to say what file it is going to save to before it does?
> Currently I have to hit 'c', then do getcwd(), then quit again.
> Would something like
> > q()
> Save workspace image (/home/me/workspace/.RData)? [y/n/c]:
> be useful to anyone else? Just thought I'd ask before I dive into
> internals or wrap the q function for myself.

That sounds like a great suggestion. I might word it as

Save workspace to "/home/me/workspace/.RData"? [y/n/c]

If people are working deep in a directory tree, the path might end up too long; you might want to think about limiting it (e.g. by leaving off the root).

Duncan Murdoch mailing list Received on Fri 05 Jun 2009 - 12:33:50 GMT

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