System$parseDebian

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Parses a string, file or connection for Debian formatted parameters

Parses a text, file or a connection for Debian formatted parameters. A file in Debian format contains rows with parameters of the form KEY=VALUE. It is allowed to have duplicated keys.

Keywords
methods, internal
Usage
## Static method (use this):
## System$parseDebian(text=NULL, file=NULL, keys=NULL, ...)

## Don't use the below: # S3 method for System parseDebian(this, text=NULL, file=NULL, keys=NULL, ...)

Arguments
text

The text to be parsed. Default value is NULL.

file

Name file, a File object or connection to be parsed. Default value is NULL.

keys

The keys (names of the parameters) to be retrieved. If NULL all fields are returned. Default value is NULL.

Value

Returns a named list of parameter values.

See Also

For more information see System.

Aliases
  • System$parseDebian
  • parseDebian.System
  • System.parseDebian
  • parseDebian,System-method
Examples
# NOT RUN {
 file <- file.path(Package("R.utils")$path, "DESCRIPTION")
 l <- System$parseDebian(file=file)
 print(l)
# }
Documentation reproduced from package R.utils, version 2.8.0, License: LGPL (>= 2.1)

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