[Rd] Option for "Delete downloaded files (y/N)?" in install.packages()

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Wed Jan 5 01:47:03 CET 2005

On Wed, 5 Jan 2005, Gorjanc Gregor wrote:

> Hello!
> I have a wish/proposal.
> Is it possible to include some option in install.packages() for
> Delete downloaded files (y/N)? at the end of that process. It can
> be quite anoying if you must install several packages and wait
> meanwhile to type y/n for each package separately.

It's been done already for the next version. The NEWS file has

     install.packages() no longer asks if downloaded packages
     should be deleted: they will be deleted at the end of the
     session anyway (and can be deleted by the user at any time).


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