Re: [R] string problems with "\\" (Windows)

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Mon 10 Jul 2006 - 03:08:28 EST

basename() works. If you're on a system that doesn't think \\ is a path separator, you could do something like

x <- "C:\\Documents and Settings\\myName\\My Documents\\RProjects\\Project1\\file.name.csv" basename(gsub('\\\\','/',x))

Duncan Murdoch

Charles Annis, P.E. wrote:
> Greetings, R-ians:
>
> I'm using R 2.3.1 on WindowsXP.
>
> I need to find the name of a file at the end of a sting that contains the
> path + file, with the problematic "\\" as separators.
>
> The string looks something like this:
>
> "C:\\Documents and Settings\\myName\\My Documents\\R
> Projects\\Project1\\file.name.csv"
>
> What I want is "file.name.csv"
>
> Currently I use the name of the project as the splitter in
>
> strsplit(string.name, split="Project1", extended = FALSE)
>
> This works, of course, but I won't always be using folder Project1, so I
> need a more universal way to find the name of a file at the end of a string
> with "\\" separators.
>
> Can I get there from here? (I've looked through previous R-help listing of
> similar problems but if it's there, I missed it.)
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> Charles Annis, P.E.
>
> Charles.Annis@StatisticalEngineering.com
> phone: 561-352-9699
> eFax: 614-455-3265
> http://www.StatisticalEngineering.com
>
>
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