[R] Unlink a directory with leading and trailing space

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Wed Jan 4 13:22:59 CET 2006

On 1/3/2006 11:01 AM, Mike White wrote:
> Using paste without defining a separator to generate a directory name for
> dir.create, I have inadvertently created a directory with a leading and
> trailing space. I cannot now delete this directory with unlink or from
> Windows explorer.  Any help deleting this directory would be appreciated.

What name did you end up with?  I don't have any problem removing the 
directory " test " just by right-clicking and choosing Delete.  You can 
also open a command window, and put the name in quotes, e.g.

rmdir " test "

I do see the problem in unlink().

Duncan Murdoch

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