[Rd] "utils::file.edit" does not understand "editor" with additional arguments

Randy Lai r@ndy@c@@l@i @ending from gm@il@com
Tue Aug 28 21:07:36 CEST 2018

I am using Sublime Text as my editor. If I run `subl -n .Rprofile` in bash, a file would be opened in a new window.

Back in R, if I run this

> file.edit(".Rprofile", editor="'subl -n'")
sh: 'subl -n': command not found
Warning message:
error in running command

However, the interesting bit happens when I run

edit(1:10, editor="'subl -n’")

It does open Sublime Text. It seems that `file.edit` and `edit` are behaving differently when “editor” has additional arguments.


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