Re: [Rd] Option for "Delete downloaded files (y/N)?" in install.packages()

From: Gregor GORJANC <>
Date: Thu 06 Jan 2005 - 00:19:06 EST


Thanks to Thomas and Brian for answers!

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

>> Is it possible to include some option in install.packages() for
>> Delete downloaded files (y/N)? at the end of that process. It can
>> be quite anoying if you must install several packages and wait
>> meanwhile to type y/n for each package separately.

> It does happen at the end of the process: you are using one call for the
> several packages? Something like install.packages(c("pkg1, "pkg2",
> "pkg3"))?
Yes, it does happen at the end of the process, but I wrote a simple script, which installs all favourite packages and it does one by one. I could modify it to use the whole list at once also, but there is apparently no need since my wish/proposal is already solved in R-devel.

> In R-devel you are not asked at all, and even now you will not be asked
> if you specify destdir.
Yes, I know for the last one, but then you must delete them by "hand"!

Lep pozdrav / With regards,
     Gregor GORJANC

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