CFILE

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Create a C-level handle for a file

This function and class allow us to work with C-level FILE handles. The intent is to be able to pass these to libcurl as options so that it can read or write from or to the file. We can also do this with R connections and specify callback functions that manipulate these connections. But using the C-level FILE handle is likely to be significantly faster for large files.

The close method allows us to explicitly flush and close the file from within R.

Keywords
IO
Usage
CFILE(filename, mode = "r")
Arguments
filename

the name of the file on disk

mode

a string specifying how to open the file, read or write, text or binary.

Details

This is a simple interface to the C routine fopen.

Value

An object of class CFILE which is has a single slot name ref which is an external pointer holding the address of the FILE object in C.

References

Man page for fopen

See Also

curlPerform and the readdata

Aliases
  • CFILE
  • CFILE-class
  • close,CFILE-method
Examples
# NOT RUN {
filename = system.file("tests", "amazon3.R", package = "RCurl")
f = CFILE(filename)

if(url.exists('http://s3.amazonaws.com/'))
  curlPerform(url = "http://s3.amazonaws.com/RRupload/duncan2",
              upload = TRUE,
              readdata = f@ref,
              infilesize = file.info(filename)[1, "size"])
# }
Documentation reproduced from package RCurl, version 1.98-1.1, License: BSD_3_clause + file LICENSE

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