[Rd] Revision of shell.exec?

From: Brian Oney <zenlines_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:27:32 +0200

ink1">Hi List,
I hope this is correct list to propose function extensions, sorry if not. I am preparing for a (hopefully painless) migration to linux. As far as I am aware of, the function "shell.exec" only comes with the windows version. I think this is a handy little function and would like to see my scripts work when I migrate.

May I propose something (like the following)?

open.file <- function(file) {

     if(.Platform$OS.type=="windows") {shell.exec(file)} else {system(paste("open ",file))}

Or just a small addition to the shell.exec function and no new named function.
Hope the idea isn't received as "too stupid".


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