Express File Paths in Short Form
Convert file paths to the short form. This is an interface to the
Windows API call
- character vector of file paths.
For most file systems, the short form is the ‘DOS’ form with 8+3 path components and no spaces, and this used to be guaranteed. But some file systems on recent versions of Windows do not have short path names when the long-name path will be returned instead.
A character vector. The path separator will be
\. If a
file path does not exist, the supplied path will be returned with slashes
replaced by backslashes.
This is only available on Windows.