Re: [Rd] inst/ and hidden files/directories, especially inst/.svn/?

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2010 17:50:48 +0100

Yes, ".svn" is special cased.

Uwe Ligges

On 02.11.2010 23:53, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> In Section 'Package subdirectories' of 'Writing R Extensions', it
> says about the inst/ directory that:
>
> "The contents of the inst subdirectory will be copied recursively to
> the installation directory (except perhaps hidden files with names
> starting with .)."
>
> Indeed, on Windows with R v2.12.0 patched (2010-11-01 r53513) and R
> v2.13.0 devel (2010-11-01 r53513), if you have:
>
> foo/inst/bar/.bar/foo.txt
>
> that subdirectory .bar/ will be included in the *.tar.gz and *.zip
> builds. However, .svn/ is as in:
>
> foo/inst/bar/.svn/foo.txt
>
> is only included in the *.zip file, not the *.tar.gz file.
>
> Is this expected? The "perhaps" in the documentation indicates that.
>
> /Henrik
>
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