[R] Moving a file from one location to another

Rui Barradas ruipbarradas at sapo.pt
Wed Oct 17 15:36:15 CEST 2012


Em 17-10-2012 13:59, Berend Hasselman escreveu:
> On 17-10-2012, at 13:53, Rui Barradas wrote:
>> Hello,
>> On Windows this should be the old DOS command RENAME (or REN) and apparently the R function ?file.rename carries it's name.
> If I'm reading the help for file.rename correctly it can't move a file from one directory to another on Windows ("On Windows,file.rename nowadays works across volumes for files but not directories.". If I remember correctly one will have to use system() and the command move.

Or file.copy/file.remove

Rui Barradas
> Assuming that the OP wants to move files from within R (with cut and paste of course)
> Berend
>> 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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