[Rd] Hidden files problem in R CMD check

cstrato cstrato at aon.at
Sun Sep 27 00:19:02 CEST 2015

Dear Dirk,

Please do not get me wrong.

Yes, I am doing it the wrong way and I am doing it since about eight 
years. Nevertheless I am still allowed to be confused when something 
suddenly happens which did not happen before during all these years.

Doing it correctly will solve the problem, but it will not explain this 
behavior which suddenly popped up.

Best regards,

On 09/26/15 23:30, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> On 26 September 2015 at 23:06, cstrato wrote:
> | Dear Dirk,
> |
> | Yes, I know, however forget for one moment R.
> No we can't. Your question was about to make R CMD check happy and
> 'quiet'. And one answer is to feed it a properly constructed file.
> |
> | If I use tar independent of R it still should not create these hidden
> | files.
> Hm, I doubt that. We have to tell R explicitly to exclude dotfiles,
> directories from version control etc pp. Recall the discussion years when
> .git was added to the already existing .svn?
> In any event, R is open source so you can check what 'build' does and follow
> its code into the tools package.
> | BTW, do you know where these hidden files are stored on the Mac?
> Pass -- I am too pedestrian for owing one of those machines ;-)
> Dirk

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