createLink

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Creates a link to a file or a directory

Creates a link to a file or a directory. This method tries to create a link to a file/directory on the file system, e.g. a symbolic link and Windows Shortcut links. It depends on operating and file system (and argument settings), which type of link is finally created, but all this is hidden internally so that links can be created the same way regardless of system.

Keywords
file, IO
Usage
## S3 method for class 'default':
createLink(link=".", target, skip=!overwrite, overwrite=FALSE,
  methods=getOption("createLink/args/methods", c("unix-symlink", "windows-ntfs-symlink",
  "windows-shortcut")), ...)
Arguments
link
The path or pathname of the link to be created. If "." (or NULL), it is inferred from the target argument, if possible.
target
The target file or directory to which the shortcut should point to.
skip
If TRUE and a file with the same name as argument link already exists, then the nothing is done.
overwrite
If TRUE, an existing link file is overwritten, otherwise not.
methods
A character vector specifying what methods (and in what order) should be tried for creating links.
...
Not used.
Value

  • Returns (invisibly) the path or pathname to the destination.

References

Ben Garrett, Windows File Junctions, Symbolic Links and Hard Links, September 2009 [http://goo.gl/R21AC]

See Also

createWindowsShortcut() and file.symlink()

Aliases
  • createLink.default
  • createLink
Documentation reproduced from package R.utils, version 1.28.4, License: LGPL (>= 2.1)

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