[R-SIG-Mac] R-SIG-Mac Digest, Vol 180, Issue 5

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Thu Feb 15 17:42:47 CET 2018

> On Feb 15, 2018, at 6:18 AM, Ossenbruggen, Paul <Paul.Ossenbruggen at unh.edu> wrote:
> Given David Winsemius’ reply, I obtained the following information:
> PJO:SDE PJO$ find /Users/PJO/Library/R/3.4/library/CF/ -type f -iname ".*" -ls
> 52645352       24 -rw-r--r--    1 PJO              staff                8196 Feb  9 13:20 /Users/PJO/Library/R/3.4/library/CF//.DS_Store
> 52645353       16 -rw-r--r--    1 PJO              staff                6148 Feb  9 13:20 /Users/PJO/Library/R/3.4/library/CF//extdata/.DS_Store
> The following
> PJO:SDE PJO$ find /Users/PJO/Library/R/3.4/library/CF/ -type f -iname "CF.Rdata" -ls
> PJO:SDE PJO$ find /Users/PJO/Library/R/3.4/library/CF/ -type f -iname "CF.mb" -ls
> PJO:SDE PJO$ find /Users/PJO/Library/R/3.4/library/CF/ -type f -iname ".mb" -ls
> return nothing or
> I hope this information is of some use.

1) When you reply to a posting you get from mailing list you should aggressively trim the stuff that is not needed to understand you query.

2) My approach to managing my invisible files in the MacOS is to make thm visible with this at a Terminal session:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES

Then you can find .Rdata files in whatever directory they might reside. I say "they" becaus you might have one in any directory that was your working directory at the time of a shutdown where you accept the R.app's offer to save work.

So, don't just look at your Library sub directory, which is not a typical place to house a working directory. Instead look everywhere:

find /Users/username/ -iname ".R*"

> Thanks,
> Paul

David Winsemius
Alameda, CA, USA

'Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.'   -Gehm's Corollary to Clarke's Third Law

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