[R] copy directory command

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Feb 13 16:09:23 CET 2009

On Fri, 13 Feb 2009, Tim Smith wrote:

> I was trying to copy a directory from one location to another. Is 
> there a command to do this (similar to the file.copy command)?

file.copy() does this in the development version of R.  Most people 

   system(paste("cp -r", from, to))

in earlier versions (needs a Unix-alike or Rtools).

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