Convert Backslash File Path to Forward Slash in R

In R, the file path must be in forward slash format. In Window OS, the file path is placed in back slash format. Converting it to forward slash is a pain in the ass.

R Code : Converting backslash file path to forward slash 
FSlash<- function(path = "clipboard") {
y <- if (path == "clipboard") {
readClipboard()
} else {
cat("Please enter the path:\n\n")
readline()
}
x <- chartr("\\", "/", y)
writeClipboard(x)
return(x)
}
Step I : Run the above code (Once per session. Ignore if already run once)

Step II : Copy path of your file

Step III : Run FSlash()

Step IV : Press CTRL V to get name of your file path

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3 Responses to "Convert Backslash File Path to Forward Slash in R"

  1. Deepanshu, A very neat code! I used to use the 'search & replace' function in Notepad itself to convert BS into FS. Your effort is very elegant. Thanks.

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