[R] Hidden Rhistory files

Duncan Mackay Duncan.Mackay at flinders.edu.au
Thu Nov 20 03:34:52 CET 2003

Hi all,
I've ecountered a problem in the last few days with my .Rhistory file
not being able to be updated when I quit an R session because its file
attributes under Windows have been set as "Hidden". Recently, I put the
following line in my global Rprofile file:-


so that I automatically open the entire history file for a project when
I begin a session, but I don't see why that would cause a problem.

This problem has arisen several times in the last few days while working
on different Rdata files in different folders. When I manually uncheck
the "hidden" attribute of my Rhistory file, the problem goes away. But
why did the files get that attribute in the first place? Is this
something that R itself may have done? I'm running R Version 1.8.0
(2003-10-08) under WinXP.
Cheers, Duncan

Dr. Duncan Mackay
School of Biological Sciences
Flinders University
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