findFiles

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Finds one or several files in multiple directories

Finds one or several files in multiple directories.

Keywords
internal, file, IO
Usage
## S3 method for class 'default':
findFiles(pattern=NULL, paths=NULL, recursive=FALSE, firstOnly=TRUE, allFiles=TRUE, ...)
Arguments
pattern
A regular expression file name pattern to match.
paths
A character vector of paths to be searched.
recursive
If TRUE, subdirectories are recursively processed, and not if FALSE. Alternatively, the maximum recursive depth can be specified as
firstOnly
If TRUE, the method returns as soon as a matching file is found, otherwise not.
allFiles
If FALSE, files and directories starting with a period will be skipped, otherwise not.
...
Arguments passed to list.files().
Value

  • Returns a vector of the full pathnames of the files found.

Search path

The paths argument may also contain paths specified as semi-colon (";") separated paths, e.g. "/usr/;usr/bin/;.;".

Recursive searching

Recursive searching of directory structure is done breath-first in a lexicographic order.

Windows Shortcut links

Windows Shortcut links (*.lnk) are recognized and can be used to immitate links to directories elsewhere. For more details, see filePath().

Aliases
  • findFiles.default
  • findFiles
Documentation reproduced from package R.utils, version 2.0.0, License: LGPL (>= 2.1)

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