pickFiles {tkWidgets}R Documentation

Pick Elements From Vector of Strings

Description

Takes a vector of strings and then checks to see if the predefined conditions are met for each element. Elements that meet the conditions will be included in the vector returned and the others not.

Usage

pickFiles(fileNames, fun = function(x) TRUE,
          prefix = NULL, suffix = NULL, exclude = .Platform$file.sep)

Arguments

fileNames vector of strings that will be checked.
fun function to be used to check the strings. Default is no checking.
prefix character used to check to see if strings in the vector have the prefix.
suffix character used to check to see if strings in the vector have the suffix.
exclude character string with which strings in the vector will be excluded form the checking. The default is to exclude all the directory names and always return them.

Details

The function fun will be used only when both prefix and suffix are NULL. If a prefix is not NULL, that prefix will be checked. A suffix is going to be checked when prefix is NULL.

Value

Character vector of file names satisfying the conditions.

Note

This function is part of the Bioconductor project at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide Bioinformatics functionalities through R.

Author(s)

Jianhua Zhang

See Also

fileBrowser, hasPrefix, hasSuffix

Examples

# Return every thing from the current directory
pickFiles(list.files())

# Create a temp file
file.create("myFile")

# Returns subdirectory names and file names with a prefix of "my"
pickFiles(list.files(), prefix = "my")

# create another temp file
file.create("temp.tex")

# Return subdirectory names and file names with a suffix of ".tex"
pickFiles(list.files(), suffix = ".tex")

# clearn up
unlink("myFile")
unlink("temp.tex")

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