[Rd] Question about Unix file paths
dmurdoch at pair.com
Mon Nov 24 14:19:59 MET 2003
Thanks Peter and Peter.
On Mon, 24 Nov 2003 13:21:37 +0100 (CET), Peter Kleiweg wrote:
># aldus Duncan Murdoch :
>> In Unix-like systems, is it *always* safe to add a slash between a
>> pathname and a filename?
>Not if the path is empty:
> '' + '/' + 'file' -> /file
>is not the same as:
> '' + 'file' -> file
That one is not a problem in list.files: it requires a non-empty
>Doubling of a slash has no effect (at least on Linux and HP-UX)
>unless you are using kpsetools.
I don't know anything about kpsetools. Is it something that would
affect R users?
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