[R] Open a file which name contains a tilde
e@ @end|ng |rom enr|co@chum@nn@net
Thu Jun 6 08:07:28 CEST 2019
Quoting Frank Schwidom <schwidom using gmx.net>:
> On 2019-06-05 20:32:07, Enrico Schumann wrote:
>> >>>>> "FS" == Frank Schwidom <schwidom using gmx.net> writes:
>> FS> Hi,
>> FS> As I can see via path.expand a filename which contains a
>> FS> tilde anywhere gets automatically crippled.
>> FS> +> path.expand("a ~ b")
>> FS>  "a /home/user b"
>> FS> +> path.expand("a ~ b ~")
>> FS>  "a /home/user b /home/user"
>> FS> I want to open a file regardless whether its name contains
>> FS> any character unless 0.
>> FS> The unix filesystem allow the creation of such files, it
>> FS> 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.
> I found out in the meantime that I can use 'R --no-readline' but I
> want to use readline and I found no possible readline configuration
> And maybe it works as Rscript.
> But that should be more consistent because it is in fact very basic.
> Kind regards,
You're right. I ran the example from Emacs/ESS.
There it worked, but only because ESS uses '--no-readline'
as a default (i.e. 'ess-R-readline' is set to nil).
With readline enabled, it fails (with R 3.6.0).
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