[R] Find and replace backslashes XXXX

Dan Abner dan.abner99 at gmail.com
Wed May 27 14:55:29 CEST 2015

Hi Ista,

Is there no way to not escape the backslash in the pathway? The
pathway is going to change and will become very long and I need to do
this programmatically. Beside, escaping the backslash defeats the
purpose of using gsub. If I could do this manually each and every
time, I would change simply change the backslash to a forward slash
and therefore not need gsub at all...



On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 9:56 PM, Ista Zahn <istazahn at gmail.com> wrote:
> Escape the backslash with another backslash, i.e.,
> gsub("\\","/","X:\\Classes\\TT\\Automation", fixed = TRUE)
> best,
> Ista
> On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 9:30 PM, Dan Abner <dan.abner99 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I realize that the backslash is an escape character in R, therefore, I
>> am trying to replace it with a forward slash. Can someone please
>> suggest how to get this code to work?
>>> lib<-gsub("\","/","X:\Classes\TT\Automation")
>> Error: unexpected symbol in "lib<-gsub("\","/","X"
>> Thanks,
>> Dan
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