[Rd] Show location of workspace image on quit?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Fri Jun 5 14:14:14 CEST 2009

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

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