? backslash was Re: [R] Editor alternative

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Sep 13 17:27:16 CEST 2000

"Yves Gauvreau" <cyg at sympatico.ca> writes:

> Under NT 4.0 read.table(file="d:\file.txt") &
> read.table(file="d:\\file.txt")  both work and your right if I go one or
> more directory levels down it won't work. This is due I think, because at
> the root level of a drive the operating system considers d:file.txt and
> d:\file.txt to be equivalent. I think this originated far back with early
> Dos.

I think that won't work for filenames beginning with "f".... or with
any of "abfnrtv" for that matter.

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