Re: [Rd] Redirect standard output (PR#14148)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 11:59:40 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 15 Dec 2009, joemsong_at_cs.nmsu.edu wrote:

> Full_Name: Joe Song
> Version: 2.10.0
> OS: Windows 7
> Submission from: (NULL) (97.123.159.234)
>
>
> Symptom: The following command in R
>
>> system("program > run.log")
>
> would not redirect standard output to the file "run.log".
>
> This bug did not exist on Windows XP, but appeared on Windows 7 when the same
> program is run.

Please do read the help for system() on your OS. It is not a bug to do what it is documented to do! The help page gives you the workaround (and has for several years).

And a number of people using XP did start finding it this year: it seems related to a MS update.

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