Hmisc (version 4.4-0)

getZip: Open a Zip File From a URL.

Description

Allows downloading and reading of a zip file containing one file

Usage

getZip(url, password=NULL)

Arguments

url

either a path to a local file or a valid URL.

password

required to decode password-protected zip files

Value

Returns a file O/I pipe.

Details

Allows downloading and reading of zip file containing one file. The file may be password protected. If a password is needed then one will be requested unless given.

Note: to make password-protected zip file z.zip, do zip -e z myfile

See Also

pipe

Examples

Run this code
# NOT RUN {
read.csv(getZip('http://biostat.mc.vanderbilt.edu/twiki/pub/Sandbox/WebHome/z.zip'))
## Password is 'foo'
# }

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