[Rd] list.files() reorders files in R CMD INSALL

Vadim Ogranovich vograno at evafunds.com
Thu Jun 23 22:18:35 CEST 2005

The list.files() function seems to order its result vector differently
when is run during R CMD INSTALL. Here is an example:
~% mkdir ~/FOO
~% cd ~/FOO/
~/FOO% touch a A b B
~/FOO% ls
a  A  b  B

Put foo.R in the vor package. The foo.R just prints the files in ~/FOO:

Now install the package:
~/FOO% R CMD INSTALL -l ~/R/library/ ~/src/vor/
* Installing *source* package 'vor' ...
** libs
make: `vor.so' is up to date.
** R
** preparing package for lazy loading
[1] "A" "B" "a" "b"
** help
 >>> Building/Updating help pages for package 'vor'
     Formats: text html latex example 
* DONE (vor)

Note that the files are listed as: [1] "A" "B" "a" "b"
Now start an R session
> list.files("~/FOO")
[1] "a" "A" "b" "B"

which differs in order from that in R CMD INSTALL.
> version
platform x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
arch     x86_64                  
os       linux-gnu               
system   x86_64, linux-gnu       
major    2                       
minor    0.1                     
year     2004                    
month    11                      
day      15                      
language R                       


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