[R] Need help to unzip files in Windows

Andrew Simmons @kw@|mmo @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Aug 23 20:41:50 CEST 2021


I don't think you need to use a system command directly, I think
'utils::untar' is all you need. I tried the same thing myself, something

URL <- "https://exiftool.org/Image-ExifTool-12.30.tar.gz"
FILE <- file.path(tempdir(), basename(URL))

utils::download.file(URL, FILE)
utils::untar(FILE, exdir = dirname(FILE))

and it makes a folder "Image-ExifTool-12.30". It seems to work perfectly
fine in Windows 10 x64 build 19042. Can you send the specific file (or
provide a URL to the specific file) that isn't working for you?

On Mon, Aug 23, 2021 at 12:53 PM Anas Jamshed <anasjamshed1994 using gmail.com>

> I have the file GSE162562_RAW. First I untar them
> by untar("GSE162562_RAW.tar")
> then I am running like:
>  system("gunzip ~/Desktop/GSE162562_RAW/*.gz")
> This is running fine in Linux but not in windows. What changes I
> should make to run this command in windows as well
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