ulidtko ulidtko - 3 months ago 18
R Question

How to disable "Save workspace image?" prompt in R?

When I exit the interactive R shell, it displays an annoying prompt every time:


>
>
Save workspace image? [y/n/c]: n


I'm always answering "no" to it, because if I wished to save my work, I'd do that before trying to exit.

How to get rid of the prompt?




Note: see
?save.image

Answer

You can pass the --no-save command line argument when you start R, or you can override the q function:

assignInNamespace(
  "q", 
  function(save = "no", status = 0, runLast = TRUE) 
  {
    .Internal(quit(save, status, runLast))
  }, 
  "base"
)

Put the above code in your .Rprofile so it will be run on startup for every session.