RcppGetconf v0.0.2


Monthly downloads



'Rcpp' Interface for Querying System Configuration Variables

The 'getconf' command-line tool provided by 'libc' allows querying of a large number of system variables. This package provides similar functionality.


RcppGetconf Build Status License CRAN Downloads

Rcpp Read Access to System Configuration Settings

What is this?

Modern POSIX systems have a binary getconf which can access the system calls sysconf, pathconf and confstr. This package brings the values back to R.


This package requires access to these system calls, and definitions of its data structures in the system header files. It works on Linux and OS X and should work on other POSIX-compliant OSs. Contributions would be very welcome.


The package is on CRAN and can be installed via a standard

R> install.packages("RcppGetconf")


It contains two useful functions right now. It currently builds cleanly on Linux and OS X; reports from other builds would (and PRs where needed) would be greatly appreciated.


Dirk Eddelbuettel


GPL (>= 2)

Functions in RcppGetconf

Name Description
getAll Return all System Configuration Settings
getConfig Return a System Configuration Setting
No Results!

Last month downloads


Type Package
Date 2016-08-01
URL http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/code/rcpp.getconf.html
BugReports https://github.com/eddelbuettel/rcppgetconf/issues
LinkingTo Rcpp
SystemRequirements A POSIX system. Currently Linux and OS X are known to work.
OS_type unix
License GPL (>= 2)
Encoding UTF-8
RoxygenNote 5.0.1
NeedsCompilation yes
Packaged 2016-08-01 14:52:27.515063 UTC; edd
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2016-08-01 20:26:14
imports Rcpp
Contributors Dirk Eddelbuettel

Include our badge in your README