[R] Moving a file from one location to another

Rui Barradas ruipbarradas at sapo.pt
Wed Oct 17 13:53:04 CEST 2012


On Windows this should be the old DOS command RENAME (or REN) and 
apparently the R function ?file.rename carries it's name.

And yes, the question is terrible. It also shows poor use of the help 
system. I didn't know the function name but got it right at the second try:

?file   # no, other stuff
?file.copy  # yes

Hope this helps,

Rui Barradas
Em 17-10-2012 12:27, R. Michael Weylandt escreveu:
> On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Berend Hasselman <bhh at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> On 17-10-2012, at 10:49, Rantony wrote:
>>> Hi ,A simple question, How we can move a file from one location to another ?
>>> (i mean cut & paste)Can any one help fast please ?Thanks in advance- Antony
>> What does this have to with R?
>> Will depend on the system you are using.
>> Look in the help of your file manager.
>> Berend
> As I have said to "Rantony" multiple times before: this is an OS
> operation so you'll likely need to use the system() function to give
> your OS the command.
> The exact form of the command given depends on your (unstated!) OS but
> on Unices its usually some variant on
> mv A B
> However, I also know that Rantony is on Windows so he'll need a
> different command.
> To Rantony: please try to improve the quality of your questions. I've
> explained multiple times what we look for in a question on this list
> and you've really shown very little attempt to improve. At the end of
> the day, we are all just volunteers here, so help us help you. You
> might even learn something in the process. And please _please_ quote
> context if you must post from Nabble.
> Michael
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