[Rd] does file.show() fail with multiple files ? (PR#13528)

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Sun Feb 15 19:23:37 CET 2009

On 15/02/2009 12:20 PM, giancarlo.marra at bancaditalia.it wrote:
> Full_Name: giancarlo marra
> Version: 8.1
> OS: Windows Vista
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> When calling file.show() with, say, n different files, then n windows are opened
> ALL with the same content from the first file of the list.
> In my tests, it seems to work fine up to version 2.6.2, opening the n files in
> the n windows, as documented. It appears broken starting from version 2.7.0.
> Es.
> file.show("example1.out","example2.out","example3.out")
> opens three windows all reading examples1.out
> The same if the call is in the form:
> files=c("example1.out","example2.out","example3.out")
> file.show(files, header=files)
> In this case, the windows headers are correctly distinct, but the contents are
> still the same from the first file.

This is fixed in R-patched.  The NEWS entry is:

     o	file.show() with multiple files would only show multiple
	copies of the first one. (PR#13469)

Duncan Murdoch

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