[R] Create and read symbolic links in Windows
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri May 3 08:42:18 CEST 2013
On 03/05/2013 07:33, Santosh wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestions. In windows (Windows 7, 64-bit), I couldn't
> get "file.symlink" to work, but "file.link" did return the result to be
> "TRUE" but at the target location, I did not see any link.
> Not sure I am missing anything more.. Hope it's nothing to do with
> administrator accounts and administrator rights... Is it something I
> should check with my system administrator?
You may need to update your R: although the posting guide asked you to
do that before posting. There was a relevant bug fix in 2.15.3.
> On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 12:22 PM, Prof Brian Ripley
> <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk <mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>> wrote:
> On 02/05/2013 19:50, Santosh wrote:
> Dear Rxperts..
> Got a couple of quick q's..
> I am using R in windows environment (both 32-bit and 64-bit)
> a) Is there a way to create symbolic links to some data files?
> See ?file.symlink. ??'symbolic link' should have got you there.
> Note that this is not very useful for files, but that is a Windows
> and not an R restriction.
> > b) How do I read data from symbolic links?
> The same ways you read data from files.
> Thanks so much..
> Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk <mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
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Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
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