R/read-lynx.R

Defines functions read.lynx

Documented in read.lynx

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# FUNCTION:               DESCRIPTION:
#  read.lynx               Uses the lynx browser to read from a web page
###############################################################################


read.lynx <- 
    function(url, intern = TRUE, bin = NULL, pipe = FALSE, ...) 
{
    # A function implemented by Diethelm Wuertz and Yohan Chalabi

    # Description:
    #   Uses the lynx browser to read from a web page
    
    # Example:
    #   read.lynx("www.rmetrics.org", bin = "C:/cygwin/bin/lynx.exe")
    
    # FUNCTION:

    # Paste Arguments:
    ldots <- list(...)
    args <-
        if (length(ldots))
            paste(paste("-", names(ldots) , "=", sep = ""), ldots, sep = "", 
                collapse = " ")
        else
            ""

    # Compose Command:
    cmd <-
        if (is.null(bin))
            paste("lynx", args, "-dump -dont_wrap_pre", shQuote(url))
        else
            paste(bin, args, "-dump -dont_wrap_pre", shQuote(url))

    # Download URL:
    ans <-
        if (pipe)
            pipe(cmd)
        else
            system(cmd, intern = intern)

    # Return Value:
    ans
}


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