downloader v0.4

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Download Files over HTTP and HTTPS

Provides a wrapper for the download.file function, making it possible to download files over HTTPS on Windows, Mac OS X, and other Unix-like platforms. The 'RCurl' package provides this functionality (and much more) but can be difficult to install because it must be compiled with external dependencies. This package has no external dependencies, so it is much easier to install.

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downloader

This package provides a wrapper for the download.file function, making it possible to download files over https on Windows, Mac OS X, and other Unix-like platforms. The RCurl package provides this functionality (and much more) but can be difficult to install because it must be compiled with external dependencies. This package has no external dependencies, so it is much easier to install.

Example usage

This will download the source code for the downloader package:

# First install downloader from CRAN
install.packages("downloader")

library(downloader)
download("https://github.com/wch/downloader/zipball/master",
         "downloader.zip", mode = "wb")

Functions in downloader

Name Description
download Download a file, using http, https, or ftp
source_url Download an R file from a URL and source it
sha_url Download a file from a URL and find a SHA-1 hash of it
downloader downloader: a package for making it easier to download files over https
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License GPL-2
URL https://github.com/wch/downloader
BugReports https://github.com/wch/downloader/issues
NeedsCompilation no
Packaged 2015-07-09 01:22:22 UTC; winston
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2015-07-09 14:47:41
imports digest , utils
suggests testthat
Contributors Winston Chang

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