i'm looking for a reprex on how to use
The example in the help file is, typically, less than helpful.
I did see this post, but i don't know what
My end goal: Move a file from the current directory, to another directory where the path to the location is longer than R will allow (like.. 230 character is the limit for
file.copy or something).
The following code was working until this morning, but no longer does, and I don't know enough about why it's not working now to debug (no error message)
SOW_DIRECTORY <- "really really really long file path" # \ -- create the symbolic link to that path create.symlink <- paste0("subst x: ",'"',SOW_DIRECTORY, '"') system(create.symlink) file.copy(from = filename, to = file.path("x://", filename)) # \-- remove the copy in the working directory file.remove(filename) # \-- remove the symbolic link system("subst x: /D")
so i was going to try to use
file.symlink instead of
subst .... but am not sure how to actually implement it.