[R-SIG-Mac] shell.exe() equivalent?
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Thu Mar 25 05:00:48 CET 2010
On Mar 24, 2010, at 8:57 PM, Gi-Mick Wu wrote:
> Thanks everyone!
> Of course it had to be simple.
> Someday, I may get rid of the annoying point & click; for now I'm
> recovering from Windows.
Now _that_ is amusing. Windows is a (kludgy) imitation of the Mac GUI,
which in turn is a copy of the Xerox PARC Alto and Star systems, all
of which feature the mouse for user input.
> On 2010-03-24, at 5:50 PM, Rolf Turner wrote:
>> On 25/03/2010, at 1:48 PM, Kasper Daniel Hansen wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 8:35 PM, Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
>>> > wrote:
>>>> Note that Mac OSX is really Unix (with an annoying point-and-
>>>> click veneer
>>>> pasted on top of it) so you don't need to mess around with this
>>>> nonsense. Just make ``filename'' executable. Then you can do
>>>> Or if ``filename'' is not executable and you don't want to bother
>>>> it so, do
>>> So you are claiming that if I make a PDF file executable, executing
>>> the file will open it up in a pdf viewer. Interesting.
>> No, I am obviously not claiming that at all. You are just being
>> silly/deliberately obtuse.
That is what Rolf implied. Agreed, it sounded a bit like arcanity or
perhaps nonsense. Using "source" on a pdf file? In any case, this is
another example of using system() to open a pdf file.
Kasper's solution also works _iff_ the filename object has been
>> Rolf Turner
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