[R] using system()

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Wed Sep 7 17:45:32 CEST 2005

On 9/7/05, Thomas Petzoldt <thpe at hhbio.wasser.tu-dresden.de> wrote:
> Omar Lakkis schrieb:
> > Using system() is theer a way to make the R interpreter not wait for
> > the command to finish?
> system("cmd", wait=FALSE)
> see ?system in online help.

Coincidentially I recently posted on r-devel a note pointing out that
system is not the same on all operating systems.

In particular, wait= is available on Windows but not on UNIX.
On UNIX you could & in the usual way.

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