[R-SIG-Mac].Rprofile in 1.3.1 (os 10.1)

Stefano Iacus jago@mclink.it
Sun, 11 Nov 2001 12:29:17 +0100

Thank you David for this note.


On Domenica, novembre 11, 2001, at 02:12 , David A Richmond wrote:

> to anyone interested in creating an .Rprofile file in os X:
> 	After having some problems getting the .Rprofile file to work in
> under 10.1 I have discovered the following:
> 1) OS 10.1 doesn't let you name files that begin with a period '.' in 
> the
> Finder, or save them in programs such as BBedit. The only way to 
> create a
> file that begins with a period is to use the command line. (i.e. use
> Terminal, and use the mv command: "mv filename .filename")
> 2) R 1.3.1 carbon for mac OS 10/9 requires that the line breaks be
> Macintosh line breaks and not Unix line breaks. Thus, a file such as
> ..Rprofile created and saved using pico will not work, as the line 
> breaks
> are unix and not mac.
> 	Thus, in order to create a working .Rprofile command I had to
> first create a file with mac line breaks in BBedit, and save it as
> "Rprofile", and then use the Terminal to change the name:
> "mv Rprofile .Rprofile"
> hope this helps someone avoid some frustration,
> daver