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

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 5 07:30:37 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 does happen at the end of the process: you are using one call for the 
several packages?  Something like install.packages(c("pkg1, "pkg2", 

In R-devel you are not asked at all, and even now you will not be 
asked if you specify destdir.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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