[R] How to start R in mac with the current directory as the current working directory?
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Thu Oct 8 17:57:30 CEST 2009
On Oct 8, 2009, at 11:21 AM, Peng Yu wrote:
> I installed R on mac (see below). When I start it from a terminal by
> the following command, the current working directory is always '~' no
> matter where my current directory is in the terminal. I'm wondering if
> there is a way to make the gui R on mac inherent the current directory
> from the terminal.
Look in the R > Preferences >Startup dialog under the "Initial working
directory" section. You'll see you can run this from the command line
in order to open R.app within a given directory:
$ open -a R.app <dir-or-file>
So, to open in the current directory, just type:
$ open -a R.app .
You can make an alias for this and set it in your .bash_profile in
order to make your life easier, maybe:
alias r="open -a R.app ."
Small r so it doesn't interfere with /usr/bin/R
Hope that helps,
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