[R] Antwort: Re: RStudio: Place for Storing Options

G.Maubach at weinwolf.de G.Maubach at weinwolf.de
Thu Feb 23 09:00:58 CET 2017

Hi Martin,

the command


gives on my machine

"The command is written wrong or could not be found.".

I found "RStudio-Desktop" under


There references on created notebooks and presentations are stored in the 
folder "RStudio-Desktop". RStudio config is not documented yet.

Kind regards


Von:    Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch>
An:     Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us>, 
Kopie:  Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch>, 
<G.Maubach at weinwolf.de>, R-help mailing list <r-help at r-project.org>
Datum:  23.02.2017 08:37
Betreff:        Re: [R] RStudio: Place for Storing Options

>>>>> Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us>
>>>>>     on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:09:36 -0800 writes:

    > For the record, then, Google listened to my incantation of
    > "rstudio configuration file" and the second result was:


    > RStudio Desktop is also open source, so you can download
    > the source code and look at the operating-system-specific
    > bits (for "where") if the above link goes out of date or
    > disappears.

Thanks a lot, Jeff!

And for the archives:  On reasonable OS's,  the hidden
directory/folder containing all the info is
and if "things are broken" the recommendation is to rename that
   mv ~/.rstudio-desktop  ~/backup-rstudio-desktop
and (zip and) send along with your e-mail to the experts for diagnosis.

    > On Thu, 9 Feb 2017, Martin Maechler wrote:

    >>>>>>> Ulrik Stervbo <ulrik.stervbo at gmail.com> on Thu, 9
    >>>>>>> Feb 2017 14:37:57 +0000 writes:
    >> > Hi Georg, > maybe someone here knows, but I think you
    >> are more likely to get answers to > Rstudio related
    >> questions with RStudio support: >
    >> https://support.rstudio.com/hc/en-us
    >> > Best, > Ulrik
    >> Indeed, thank you, Ulrik.
    >> In this special case, however, I'm quite sure many
    >> readers of R-help would be interested in the answer; so
    >> once you receive an answer, please post it (or a link to
    >> a public URL with it) here on R-help, thank you in
    >> advance.
    >> We would like to be able to *save*, or sometimes *set* /
    >> *reset* such options "in a scripted manner", e.g. for
    >> controlled exam sessions.
    >> Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
    >> > On Thu, 9 Feb 2017 at 12:35 <G.Maubach at weinwolf.de>
    >> wrote:
    >> >> Hi All, >> I would like to make a backup of my RStudio
    >> IDE options I configure using >> "Tools/Global Options"
    >> from the menu bar. Searching the >> web did not reveal
    >> anything.
    >> >> Can you tell me where RStudio IDE does store its
    >> configuration?
    >> >> Kind regards >> Georg
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