Re: [R] checking whether a file is empty

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 16:42:37 +0100 (BST)

What is wrong with

> file.create("foo")
[1] TRUE
[1] 0
> file.remove("foo")


I really wonder what searches you did:"file") come up with

On Wed, 30 Apr 2008, Faheem Mitha wrote:

> Is there a way to check whether a file is empty in R. I did the customary
> searches, but did not find anything. Please cc me on any reply.
> Thanks, Faheem.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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