sys: Powerful and Reliable Tools for Running System Commands in R

Drop-in replacements for the base system2() function with fine control and consistent behavior across platforms. Supports clean interruption, timeout, background tasks, and streaming STDIN / STDOUT / STDERR over binary or text connections. Arguments on Windows automatically get encoded and quoted to work on different locales.

Version: 3.4.2
Suggests: unix (≥ 1.4), spelling, testthat
Published: 2023-05-23
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.sys
Author: Jeroen Ooms ORCID iD [aut, cre], Gábor Csárdi [ctb]
Maintainer: Jeroen Ooms <jeroen at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: yes
Language: en-US
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: sys results


Reference manual: sys.pdf


Package source: sys_3.4.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): sys_3.4.2.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): sys_3.4.2.tgz, r-release (x86_64): sys_3.4.2.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): sys_3.4.2.tgz
Old sources: sys archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: docknitr
Reverse imports: antiword, askpass, credentials, gert, maketools, multilinguer, neo4jshell, opencpu, phylocomr, plinkQC, rcontroll, redist, rgnparser, rtika, rxode2, scTreeViz, traudem, unrtf
Reverse suggests: arrow, MetaScope, nlmixr2est, redux, resourcer, RestRserve, ssh, ursa


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