[R] Windows <--> UNIX File Conversion

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Tue Dec 12 23:26:14 CET 2000

On Tue, 12 Dec 2000, Dinil Penne wrote:

> I thought I'd field this question in case someone has already done this,
> before proceeding with trying to develop a function on my own.
> I'm generating a number of files and to keep track of them, I'm also
> outputting the names of these files to external files & datasets. Depending
> on the platform I'm working on, Windows or Unix, i'd like to be able to
> switch between UNIX filenames (with the "/") and Windows filenames ("\").
> Does someone already have a function to do this? 

It's fairly easy using gsub() 
replaces "/" by "\\". but it's usually unnecessary. The Unix filenames
work under Windows.


Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington, Seattle

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