Re: [R] how can I write code to detect whether the machine is Windows or Linux?

From: Peter Dalgaard <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 10:07:28 +0200

Marc Schwartz wrote:
> It's always dangerous to say always, but "in general", the use of:
> Path/To/File
> with *forward* slashes, will work on both Windows and Linux, including
> the use of relative paths.
Also, notice the existence of file.path() and system.file(). (Other separators than forward and backward slashes have been used in the path; e.g. on original MacOS, the colon was used.)

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