Accessory function which checks if a path is absolute or relative; if relative, use a specified parent directory instead than the working directory to expand it. Useful for functions which accept more than one path as arguments, in which one of them contains the absolute position, and the others do not.
expand_path(path, parent = getwd(), silent = TRUE, normalize = TRUE)
The path name (
character) to check ad eventually expand.
The parent directory (
character) to use if
relative (default value: the working directory).
Logical value: if TRUE (default), no message are shown;
if FALSE, a message inform if
parent were applied or not;
if NA, a warning is returned if
path is expanded, nothing if it
is already an absolute path.
Logical value: if TRUE (default), the path is normalised
normalizePath() is applied); if FALSE it is simply
The path eventually expanded.
License: GPL 3.0