[R] Problem with dir.create in windows servers

Henrik Bengtsson hb at stat.berkeley.edu
Wed Sep 10 17:24:04 CEST 2008

This sounds vaguely familiar to me.  This could be reason for why I
wrote mkdirs() of the R.utils package.  mkdirs() does it's own
(manual) recursive creation of directories. See if that does it for


On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 1:14 AM, Francisco Jose Sastre <fsastre at axesor.es> wrote:
> Hello. I've being having problems to create directories in a windows
> server environment . It seems that the recursive argument is not working
> properly on the intranet, as it does in a local path. For example:
>> dir.create("\\\\server/directory1/directory2") ,
> this works fine, and creates the directory2, but
> If we want to create the directory3 and another directory called
> directory4 inside of it.
>>dir.create("\\\\server/directory1/directory3/directory4", recursive=T)
> fails, and don't create any directory. The ShowWarning doesn't show any
> message.
> Any help please.
> Fran.
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