[Rd] R 3.0, Rtools3.0,l Windows7 64-bit, and permission agony

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sat Apr 20 17:49:16 CEST 2013

On 13-04-20 11:09 AM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 10:45 AM, Hadley Wickham <h.wickham at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Just curious:  how often do you use the Windows find command?  We have put
>>>> instructions in place for people to run the install process with a renamed
>>>> Rtools find command (which I think is the only conflict). The issue is that
>>>> more users who want to use the command line commands are familiar with the
>>>> Unix variant (which came first, by the way) than the Windows one, so
>>>> renaming the Rtools one would cause trouble for more people.
>>> Its not just find - its also sort. And really R has no business
>>> clobbering built in Windows commands. This is just wrong and really
>>> causes anyone who does any significant amount of Windows batch
>>> programming (or uses batch programs of any complexity) endless
>>> problems.
>> Which is presumably why Rtools doesn't modify the path by default.
>> Better solutions (e.g. Rstudio and devtools) temporarily set the path
>> on when you're calling R CMD *.
> I am well aware of the various kludges to address this including my
> own batchfiles ( http://batchfiles.googlecode.com ) which handles this
> by temporarily changing the path as well; however, the real problem is
> that Rtools does not play nice with Windows and that needs to be
> addressed directly.

It has been.  You ignored it.

Duncan Murdoch

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