[R] list.files() find files beginning with a .
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Jul 8 15:46:43 CEST 2012
On 08/07/2012 14:35, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> On 08.07.2012 14:47, syrvn wrote:
>> when I use list.files with recursive = TRUE and all.files = TRUE, R
>> a list of strings/paths.
>>> From all those strings I want to keep only the ones starting with a .
>> I tried using grep to achieve that. However, the problem is that
>> because of
>> the recursive list.files parameter,
>> for some files beginning with a . there is a path attached. I think it is
>> not as simple as it looks because all files
>> end with . something. .xlsx or .txt or .r...
>> files <- list.files("~", recursive = TRUE, all.files = TRUE)
>> files <- files[grep("^.*$", files)]
>> I want grep to return only the following to lines:
> You do not need grep, let list.files do all the stuff for you:
> list.files("~", recursive = TRUE, all.files = TRUE, pattern="^\\.")
Some people find the equivalent pattern = "^[.]" clearer to read.
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