Re: [Rd] [R] string problems with "\\" (Windows)

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Sun 09 Jul 2006 - 22:12:12 GMT

Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> Moved to r-devel.
>
> Perhaps basename should take an optional separator argument
> so that
>
> basename(x, "\\")
>
> could be used to override the default behavior.
>

That seems like a reasonable idea, but not very high priority. Anyone want to contribute a patch (to the source and man page)?

Duncan Murdoch
> On 7/9/06, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch@stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
>
>> basename() works. If you're on a system that doesn't think \\ is a path
>> separator, you could do something like
>>
>> x <- "C:\\Documents and Settings\\myName\\My
>> Documents\\RProjects\\Project1\\file.name.csv"
>> basename(gsub('\\\\','/',x))
>>
>> Duncan Murdoch
>>
>> Charles Annis, P.E. wrote:
>>
>>> Greetings, R-ians:
>>>
>>> I'm using R 2.3.1 on WindowsXP.
>>>
>>> I need to find the name of a file at the end of a sting that contains the
>>> path + file, with the problematic "\\" as separators.
>>>
>>> The string looks something like this:
>>>
>>> "C:\\Documents and Settings\\myName\\My Documents\\R
>>> Projects\\Project1\\file.name.csv"
>>>
>>> What I want is "file.name.csv"
>>>
>>> Currently I use the name of the project as the splitter in
>>>
>>> strsplit(string.name, split="Project1", extended = FALSE)
>>>
>>> This works, of course, but I won't always be using folder Project1, so I
>>> need a more universal way to find the name of a file at the end of a string
>>> with "\\" separators.
>>>
>>> Can I get there from here? (I've looked through previous R-help listing of
>>> similar problems but if it's there, I missed it.)
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>>> Charles Annis, P.E.
>>>
>>> Charles.Annis@StatisticalEngineering.com
>>> phone: 561-352-9699
>>> eFax: 614-455-3265
>>> http://www.StatisticalEngineering.com
>>>
>>>
>>> ______________________________________________
>>> R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
>>> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
>>> PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>>>
>>>
>> ______________________________________________
>> R-help@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
>> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
>> PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>>
>>
>
> ______________________________________________
> R-devel@r-project.org mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel
>



R-devel@r-project.org mailing list
https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel Received on Mon Jul 10 08:15:22 2006

Archive maintained by Robert King, hosted by the discipline of statistics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Archive generated by hypermail 2.1.8, at Mon 10 Jul 2006 - 12:25:55 GMT.

Mailing list information is available at https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help. Please read the posting guide before posting to the list.