R/findPerl.R

Defines functions findPerl

## s$Id: read.xls.R 1342 2009-07-16 02:49:11Z warnes $

## findPerl attempts to locate a valid perl executable.  If the 'perl' argument is missing, 


findPerl <- function(perl, verbose = "FALSE")
{

  errorMsg <- "perl executable not found. Use perl= argument to specify the correct path."
      
  if (missing(perl))
    {
      perl = "perl"
    }

  perl = Sys.which(perl)
  if (perl=="" || perl=="perl")
    stop(errorMsg)

  if (.Platform$OS == "windows") {
    if (length(grep("rtools", tolower(perl))) > 0) {
      perl.ftype <- shell("ftype perl", intern = TRUE)
      if (length(grep("^perl=", perl.ftype)) > 0) {
        perl <- sub('^perl="([^"]*)".*', "\\1", perl.ftype)
      }
    }
      }
  
  if (verbose) cat("Using perl at", perl, "\n")
  
  perl
}

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