[R] output of system() call not returned in Win98

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Fri Jul 6 16:39:13 CEST 2001

On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Barrowman, Nick wrote:

> On one machine running Win98 and R 1.2.2 this command works:
> 	system("command.com /c dir",show=T,invisible=T)
> On another machine also running Win98 and R 1.2.2 it does not.
> Nothing appears.
Maybe try:

> list.files()

which should be less platform-dependent than system() for listing the
current directory?

Does this also affect the output of programs that are not command shells?


Roger Bivand
Economic Geography Section, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of
Economics and Business Administration, Breiviksveien 40, N-5045 Bergen,
Norway. voice: +47 55 95 93 55; fax +47 55 95 93 93
e-mail: Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
and: Department of Geography and Regional Development, University of
Gdansk, al. Mar. J. Pilsudskiego 46, PL-81 378 Gdynia, Poland.

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