getReplisting {reposTools}R Documentation

A function to retrieve a repository replisting file

Description

Given a repository URL, will retrieve that repository's replisting information.

Usage

getReplisting(repURL, repFile = "replisting", method="auto")

Arguments

repURL URL of the repository to access
repFile Name of the replisting file
method Method used for file downloads. See download.file

Details

The 'repFile' argument should almost always be left to its default.

This function will contact the specified repository, and attempt to retrive its replisting file. This downloaded data is then formed into an object of class replisting and returned to the user.

Value

The appropriate replisting object, or NULL upon failure.

Author(s)

Jeff Gentry

See Also

replisting-class

Examples

  z <- getReplisting("http://www.bioconductor.org/repository/sample/package")
  z

[Package reposTools version 1.8.0 Index]