[R] Returning only a file path on Windows
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Fri May 22 17:16:23 CEST 2009
On 5/22/2009 10:45 AM, amvds at xs4all.nl wrote:
> I am choosing a file like this:
> #Bring up file selection box
file.path() constructs a path from component parts, it doesn't extract
the path from a filename.
You want dirname(fn). You may also want to look at normalizePath, to
convert short names to long ones, or shortPathName, for the reverse.
> Unfortunately, the file path contains the short file name and extension as
> well. I had hoped to get only the path so I could make my own long
> filenames (for output graphs) by concatenation with this file path.
> Of course I can split the string and assemble the components from the
> returned list:
> But there must be a better way?
> Thanks in advance,
> Alex van der Spek
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