[Rd] Unix-like touch to update modification timestamp of file?

Earl F. Glynn efg at stowers-institute.org
Wed Feb 27 17:12:14 CET 2008

"Henrik Bengtsson" <hb at stat.berkeley.edu> wrote in message 
news:<59d7961d0802262154r2e049998yf5ce8ea08ab5d249 at mail.gmail.com>...

> is it possible to update the modification time stamp of a file using R
> (on file systems supporting it)?

For a Windows PC, if you have RTools in your path (from 
http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools/installer.html), then you should be 
able to use the touch that's in the RTools\bin directory:

system("touch sample.dat")


Earl F. Glynn
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

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