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

From: Ronggui Huang <>
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2009 20:37:23 +0800

2009/6/5 Duncan Murdoch <>:
> 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).

Or print it in mutiple lines? e.g.

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

> Duncan Murdoch
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HUANG Ronggui, Wincent
PhD Candidate
Dept of Public and Social Administration
City University of Hong Kong
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