Utility function to access information about files on the user's file systems.
file.access(names, mode = 0)
character vector containing file names.
Tilde-expansion will be done: see
integer specifying access mode required: see ‘Details’.
mode value can be the exclusive or of the following values
test for existence.
test for execute permission.
test for write permission.
test for read permission.
Permission will be computed for real user ID and real group ID (rather than the effective IDs).
Please note that it is not a good idea to use this function to test
before trying to open a file. On a multi-tasking system, it is
possible that the accessibility of a file will change between the time
file.access() and the time you try to open the file.
It is better to wrap file open attempts in
An integer vector with values
0 for success and
-1 for failure.
This is intended as a replacement for the S-PLUS function
access, a wrapper for the C function of the same name, which
explains the return value encoding. Note that
the return value is false for success.
file.info for more details on permissions,
Sys.chmod to change permissions, and
try for a ‘test it and see’ approach.
file_test for shell-style file tests.
fa <- file.access(dir(".")) table(fa) # count successes & failures
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