[R] system/system2 command

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sat Dec 18 04:18:17 CET 2010

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 4:36 PM, Jeff Breiwick <jeff.breiwick at noaa.gov> wrote:
> All,
> I had a simple function call I used to open up a dos shell running R under
> Win XP:
> system("cmd.exe", wait=FALSE, invisible=FALSE).
> This does not work with R 2.12.1 - I get a window that briefly flashes open
> but then disappears. Does anyone know the method to open a DOS command
> window in running R with Win XP? Thank you.

This works on my Vista system:

shell("start cmd")

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