pushBack {base}R Documentation

Push Text Back on to a Connection

Description

Functions to push back text lines onto a connection, and to enquire how many lines are currently pushed back.

Usage

pushBack(data, connection, newLine = TRUE)
pushBackLength(connection)

Arguments

data a character vector.
connection A connection.
newLine logical. If true, a newline is appended to each string pushed back.

Details

Several character strings can be pushed back on one or more occasions. The occasions form a stack, so the first line to be retrieved will be the first string from the last call to pushBack. Lines which are pushed back are read prior to the normal input from the connection, by the normal text-reading functions such as readLines and scan.

Pushback is only allowed for readable connections.

Not all uses of connections respect pushbacks, in particular the input connection is still wired directly, so for example parsing commands from the console and scan("") ignore pushbacks on stdin.

Value

pushBack returns nothing.
pushBackLength returns number of lines currently pushed back.

See Also

connections, readLines.

Examples

zz <- textConnection(LETTERS)
readLines(zz, 2)
pushBack(c("aa", "bb"), zz)
pushBackLength(zz)
readLines(zz, 1)
pushBackLength(zz)
readLines(zz, 1)
readLines(zz, 1)
close(zz)

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