[R] scan with special separator and returns

Lorenz Gygax lgygax at amath.unizh.ch
Thu Oct 15 14:56:07 CEST 1998

Dear all,

I would like to run the follwing command in R 0.62.2:

all.scanned <- scan ("all.txt", what= character (), sep= ";")

Now my Problem is that the character fields separated by ; also contain
tabs and returns which I would like to conserve. The tabs are properly
translated into \t but the returns are taken to be field separators too.
When I change the returns into \n in the text file they become \\n after
being scanned. 

Is there some way around this?

By the way, are the r-lists archived?

Thanks and regards,
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