[R] Delete files from R
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 13 13:11:41 CEST 2003
On Tue, 13 May 2003, "Unternährer Thomas, uth" wrote:
> I have a file: d:\foo.txt and want to delete this.
> I tried:
> system("del d:/foo.txt") works not
> system("notepad d:/foo.txt") works
> Is it possible that I can't delete files or do I have misunderstood something?
> (del is a DOS-command. The "string works" under DOS "\")
And your OS appears to be *Windows* not DOS!
You could try ?shell to see how to run a shell and its commands.
However, ?unlink would be more profitable.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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