WhichFile {BrailleR}R Documentation

Find a text string in files

Description

Which files in a folder (and its subfolders) include/exclude a given text string

Usage

WhichFile(String, Folder, fixed = TRUE, DoesExist = TRUE)

Arguments

String

The text string or regular expression being sought.

Folder

The head folder to start searching in.

fixed

Fixed text string or if FALSE, a regular expression that will be passed togrep().

DoesExist

If TRUE, it shows the files that do include the text string of interest; if FALSE, files that lack the search string are returned.

Details

Finding a given search string in a pile of text files is time-consuming. Finding which files lack that search string is even harder.

Value

A vector of filenames returned as character strings.

Note

This search uses readLines() which throws plenty of warnings if the files being searched across do not all end in a blank line.

Author(s)

A. Jonathan R. Godfrey in response to a request from CRAN to add missing text to help documentation.


[Package BrailleR version 0.32.1 Index]