[Rd] gsub("\\", "\\\\", "C:\Program Files\R")

From: mafia88 <giuseppe.casalicchio_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 01:52:21 -0700 (PDT)


I think it is not possible in R but I rather ask before giving up:

What I have: I have copied "C:\Program Files\R" into my clipboard. What I want: setwd(transform("C:\Program Files\R")) where the function transform should change the "C:\Program Files\R" from my clipboard to "C:\\Program Files\\R" so that R can handle it. Is this possible? I've tried with gsub("\\", "\\\\", "C:\Program Files\R") but failed, then tried first to split the full clipboard string cause \P is reserved in R but with strsplit("C:\Program Files\R", "") I also failed.

Therefore the question: It is really necessary to manually add a second "\" in "C:\Program Files\R", so that setwd("C:\\Program Files\\R") can change my work directory?
Cause I am getting tired making this manually... yes I know I can use the Search&Replace function from the Editor but I thought R can do everything?

I hope someone could help me :(

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