[Rd] Bug in tools::md5sum - does not work when filepath contains tilde (ie home directory)

Gabe Becker becker@g@be @ending from gene@com
Fri Jun 29 14:36:36 CEST 2018


I filed a patch for this in bugzilla yesterday so depending on reception
this should be fixed in devel soon.


On Fri, Jun 29, 2018, 3:58 AM Dean Attali <daattali using gmail.com> wrote:

> I've reproduced on ubuntu and winodws with R3.4.3
> When the filepath contains a tilde, the result is NA. But if the file path
> is expanded then the function works.
> Example:
> tools::md5sum("~/.Rprofile") returns NA
> tools::md5sum(normalizePath("~/.Rprofile")) returns the proper md5
> Perhaps this is expected behaviour because the documentation does say NA is
> returned for unreadable files, but I didn't think "~" would make a file
> unreadable to the function.
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