[R] Rename a directory in R

Gavin Blackburn gavin.blackburn at strath.ac.uk
Tue Nov 8 17:14:09 CET 2011

Thanks Jim,

I didn't think it worked on directories but I've got it working now.



-----Original Message-----
From: jim holtman [mailto:jholtman at gmail.com] 
Sent: 08 November 2011 14:18
To: Gavin Blackburn
Cc: r-help at r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] Rename a directory in R


you will find 'file.rename' which also works on directories.

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 7:45 AM, Gavin Blackburn
<gavin.blackburn at strath.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to be able to rename a folder using R, similar to file.rename. I want to paste " - done" onto the folder name. The reason for this is we run a loop on a large number of folders on a server and it would be nice for people to be able to log in and instantly see if their data has been processed so they can remove it.
> I have searched the help list but have not found anything and was wondering if this is possible?
> I realise I could probably do this through the R/system command line interface but I thought there may be a simpler way to do this through R.
> Many thanks,
> Gavin.
> Dr. Gavin Blackburn
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