[R] File path expansion
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Fri May 25 21:38:54 CEST 2007
On 5/25/2007 1:09 PM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Fri, 25 May 2007, Martin Maechler wrote:
>>  "/home/maechler"
> Yes, but beware that may not do what you want on Windows in R <= 2.5.0,
> since someone changed the definition of 'home' but not path.expand.
A more basic problem is that the definition of "~" in Windows is very
ambiguous. Is it my Cygwin home directory, where "cd ~" would take me
while in Cygwin? Is it my Windows CSIDL_PERSONAL folder, usually
%HOMEDRIVE%/%HOMEPATH%/My Documents? Is it the parent of that folder,
"~" is a shell concept that makes sense in Unix-like shells, but not in
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