getParent

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Gets the string of the parent specified by this pathname

Gets the string of the parent specified by this pathname. This is basically, by default the string before the last path separator of the absolute pathname.

Keywords
programming, IO
Usage
# S3 method for default
getParent(pathname, depth=1L, fsep=.Platform$file.sep, ...)
Arguments
pathname

A character string of the pathname to be checked.

depth

An integer specifying how many generations up the path should go.

fsep

A character string of the file separator.

...

Not used.

Value

Returns a character string if the parent exists, otherwise NULL.

Aliases
  • getParent.default
  • getParent
Documentation reproduced from package R.utils, version 2.8.0, License: LGPL (>= 2.1)

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