[Rd] R 2.3.1 and R2.3.0 crash with system() and shell() commands (PR#9207)

From: <Johannes.Prix_at_wu-wien.ac.at>
Date: Wed 06 Sep 2006 - 14:53:30 GMT

Full_Name: Johannes Prix
Version: 2.3.1/2.3.0 not 2.1.1
OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2 Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.0503011519 Submission from: (NULL) (

In a vanilla R, version 2.3.1 or version 2.3.0 the following crashes:


where I did nothing, prior to this command, but change the directory to my other working directory where there's gzip.exe. Same happens for PUTTY's pscp.exe and other commands. Normally, I use a longer command line than the one above, but it also crashes with this short one. Makes no difference if I use Rgui.exe or Rterm.exe. Same result with "shell" instead of "system".

With non-existing commands, I get

> system("asdf")

Warning message:
asdf nicht gefunden

It works on an 2.1.1 installation though.

The machine is otherwise "normal" but has lots of memory.

Any clues on how to circumvent this would be wonderful. Otherwise I'll just stick to the R-2.1.1 where it's working. Please let me know if anything else in this bug report is missing.

Thanks a lot and see ya,
Johannes Prix.

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