[Rd] Unix Symbolic links failing ("ls -s realfile linkedas") (PR#2382)

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Dec 18 23:33:46 2002

How are you `reading from' the files?

We do need a reproducible example to have a hope of fixing this.

On Wed, 18 Dec 2002 morlan@mayo.edu wrote:

> Full_Name: Bruce W. Morlan
> Version: 1.5.1

That's two versions old already.

> OS: SunOS 5.8
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> I am using an R-package that reads from files if the files are physically in the
> startup directory, but fails to read if I use symbolically linked files as in
>   "ln -s real_file linked_as_file"
> I did not see this listed in the existing bugs.

If it were, it might well have been fixed since 1.5.1!

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