[Rd] Bug in file.copy: overwrite=FALSE ignored (PR#3529)

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Mon Jul 21 15:19:46 MEST 2003

On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 19:27:34 +0200 (MET DST),
richard_raubertas at merck.com wrote :

>I am using R 1.7.1 on Windows XP Pro.
>The 'overwrite=FALSE' argument appears to be ignored in
>> file.exists(c("file1.txt", "file2.txt"))
>> file.copy(from="file2.txt", to="file1.txt", overwrite=FALSE)
>[1] TRUE
>and sure enough, file1.txt has been overwritten.

There was a bug in the file.copy code; I'll submit a patch.

Duncan Murdoch

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