[R-pkg-devel] creating indelible file during unit test

Iñaki Úcar i.ucar86 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 12 14:17:23 CET 2017

2017-12-12 13:24 GMT+01:00 Thierry Onkelinx <thierry.onkelinx at inbo.be>:
> Dear all,
> Some function I wrote deletes a bunch of files. It is crucial that all
> files get deleted. Hence it should return an error when one or more
> files couldn't be deleted.
> I'm writing a unit test for this function. I fail to create a file
> that can't be deleted by the function. I've tried Sys.chmod(file,
> "000") which didn't work.
> Any suggestions?

Supposing you call file.remove at some point, what about the following:

file.remove <- function(...) { invisible() }
# test your function here, should issue an error


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