Re: [R] changing single to double backslash

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 17 May 2006 - 23:41:53 EST

On Wed, 17 May 2006, Cézar Freitas wrote:

> Hi, all. I didn't find something like this in the faq
> list:

Well, the FAQ and the rw-FAQ suggest that you need to use doubled backslashes when entering the string.

> I wound like build a function to substitute single
> backslashes in a string to double:
> ChangeSlash<-function(dir) ...
>
> so
>
> ChangeSlash("C:\mydocs\test")
>
> returns
>
> "C:\\mydocs\\test"

This is not possible: "C:\mydocs\test" is parsed with \t indicating a tab and \m indicating m.

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