Open a File or URL using Windows File Associations

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Description

Opens the specified file or URL using the application specified in the Windows file associations.

Usage

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Arguments

file

file or URL to be opened.

Details

The path in file is interpreted relative to the current working directory.

R versions 2.13.0 and earlier interpreted file relative to the R home directory, so a complete path was usually needed.

Encoded file:// URLs should be in the Windows standard form, e.g. "file:///c:/path/to/file.txt".

Value

No value, but informative error messages will be given if the operation fails.

Author(s)

B. D. Ripley and Duncan Murdoch

See Also

system, shell

Examples

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## Not run: 
## the space should not be encoded here
shell.exec("C:\\Program Files\\BreezeSys\\BreezeBrowser\\Breezebrowser.htm")
shell.exec("C:/Program Files/BreezeSys/BreezeBrowser/Breezebrowser.htm")
shell.exec("file:///C:/Program Files/BreezeSys/BreezeBrowser/Breezebrowser.htm")

## End(Not run)

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