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

From: Wacek Kusnierczyk <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk_at_idi.ntnu.no>
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 14:36:43 +0200

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> 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]

but then what would happen if you choose 'n'? i'd expect a prompt for another path -- and i'd suspect this is what others would expect, too. with the message as barry suggests, exiting without saving is the most natural thing, which is what happens in the current implementation.

if you insist on your version, it would be better, i think, to change the behaviour, too.

vQ



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