[Rd] system on windows vs. unix

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Sep 7 14:03:33 CEST 2005

>>>>> "Gabor" == Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at gmail.com>
>>>>>     on Wed, 7 Sep 2005 00:08:05 -0400 writes:

    Gabor> The R system command has different arguments on Windows and UNIX.
    Gabor> I hadn't realized that and I think it would be nice if the input=
    Gabor> argument available
    Gabor> on Windows were available on UNIX too and the ignore.stderr= argument
    Gabor> available on
    Gabor> UNIX were avaliable on Windows too.  

    Gabor> Even without that I could have saved some time if the help file had
    Gabor> pointed out that
    Gabor> the arguments vary from OS to OS or even better which are common and which 
    Gabor> are OS-specific.

I very much agree.

Patches (against R-devel!) are very welcome.


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