[R] checking whether a file is empty

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 30 17:42:37 CEST 2008

What is wrong with

> file.create("foo")
[1] TRUE
> file.info("foo")$size
[1] 0
> file.remove("foo")


I really wonder what searches you did: help.search("file") come up with 

On Wed, 30 Apr 2008, Faheem Mitha wrote:

> Is there a way to check whether a file is empty in R. I did the customary 
> searches, but did not find anything. Please cc me on any reply.
>                                                           Thanks, Faheem.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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