[R] replace double backslash with singel backslash

Kay Cichini Kay.Cichini at uibk.ac.at
Fri Nov 4 10:35:35 CET 2011

I want to replace \\ with \ in:
str <-

and tried:
gsub("\\\\", "\\", str)

but this removes the \\ without replacing them by \

Any help much appreciated,

Kay Cichini
Postgraduate student
Institute of Botany
Univ. of Innsbruck

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