[R] string problems with "\\" (Windows)
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Sun Jul 9 19:08:28 CEST 2006
basename() works. If you're on a system that doesn't think \\ is a path
separator, you could do something like
x <- "C:\\Documents and Settings\\myName\\My
Charles Annis, P.E. wrote:
> Greetings, R-ians:
> I'm using R 2.3.1 on WindowsXP.
> I need to find the name of a file at the end of a sting that contains the
> path + file, with the problematic "\\" as separators.
> The string looks something like this:
> "C:\\Documents and Settings\\myName\\My Documents\\R
> What I want is "file.name.csv"
> Currently I use the name of the project as the splitter in
> strsplit(string.name, split="Project1", extended = FALSE)
> This works, of course, but I won't always be using folder Project1, so I
> need a more universal way to find the name of a file at the end of a string
> with "\\" separators.
> Can I get there from here? (I've looked through previous R-help listing of
> similar problems but if it's there, I missed it.)
> Charles Annis, P.E.
> Charles.Annis at StatisticalEngineering.com
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