[R] identicalFiles(filename1, filename2)?

William Dunlap wdunlap at tibco.com
Fri Aug 15 00:57:05 CEST 2014

Is there a function in core R that takes 2 strings and returns TRUE if
they refer to the same file?  (If either does not refer to a file, I
think it would be fine if it returned FALSE.)

Compariing inode/device numbers on Unix-like systems and the output of
normalizePath on Windows would probably do it.   Comparing files on
non-native file systems can mess things up so perhaps we should not
promise much.

Bill Dunlap
TIBCO Software
wdunlap tibco.com

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