[R] Delete files from R

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 13 13:11:41 CEST 2003

On Tue, 13 May 2003, "Unternährer Thomas, uth" wrote:

> I have a file: d:\foo.txt and want to delete this.
> I tried: 
> system("del d:/foo.txt") works not
> system("notepad d:/foo.txt") works
> Is it possible that I can't delete files or do I have misunderstood something?
> (del is a DOS-command. The "string works" under DOS "\")

And your OS appears to be *Windows* not DOS!

You could try ?shell to see how to run a shell and its commands.
However, ?unlink would be more profitable.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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