Is there a way to lock lines in RStudio?

Hi everyone,

Is there a way in RStudio to designate a group of lines and lock them? I'm thinking in terms of graphic design, where literally anything (text, image, entire layers, masks, etc.) can be locked in place, and locking part of a document in graphic design has saved me more times than I can count. In graphic design it's sometimes possible to name the locked section (by grouping the parts, then naming the group, then locking it), and that is also helpful. I can see huge upside to the same ability in RStudio, but I can't find anything like this in the app, documentation, nor online help.

Any advice would be appreciated. How can we lock lines (or more) in RStudio?


Russ Conte

This is not a concept I've seen supported by any IDE for any programming language, not to say that it couldnt be, or might be useful, but it seems somewhat alien to the culture from my perspective.

Perhaps I should recommend to you to use git (or alternative) version control.
regularly committing project changes, and viewing diffs will typically help ome to catch unintentiona edits, and more importantly give you access to previous working versions of your code when you go down a path that you might come to regret. I find that Rstudio has excellent git integration.

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