[R] Invoking shell commands from within R

Friedrich Leisch Friedrich.Leisch at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Mon Apr 26 15:04:21 CEST 1999

>>>>> On 26 Apr 1999 13:46:53 +0200,
>>>>> Fredrik Glockner (FG) wrote:

FG> In S-Plus, one can invoke a shell command by prepending it with a "!",
FG> e.g.:

>> !ls

FG> Is something similar available in R?  Is it possible to execute shell
FG> commands from within R?

Yes, use the system() command, see help(system)

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