[R] Open a file which name contains a tilde

Enrico Schumann e@ @end|ng |rom enr|co@chum@nn@net
Wed Jun 5 20:32:07 CEST 2019

>>>>> "FS" == Frank Schwidom <schwidom using gmx.net> writes:

    FS> Hi,
    FS> As I can see via path.expand a filename which contains a tilde anywhere gets automatically crippled.

    FS> +> path.expand("a ~ b")
    FS> [1] "a /home/user b"

    FS> +> path.expand("a ~ b ~")
    FS> [1] "a /home/user b /home/user"

    FS> I want to open a file regardless whether its name contains any character unless 0.

    FS> The unix filesystem allow the creation of such files, it sould be possible to open these.

    FS> How can I switch off any file crippling activity?

    FS> Kind regards,
    FS> Frank

Do you need 'path.expand'? For example,

    readLines("~/Desktop/a ~ b")

reads just fine the content of a file named
'a ~ b' on my desktop.

Enrico Schumann
Lucerne, Switzerland

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