String Splitting for file path (for entire data set) with one column not a single path given by the user

Do you have a list of files as a dataset, or are you trying to get a list of the files that are in a directory?

If the latter, you can use fs::dir_ls() (after installing fs, of course).

If you're still having trouble, a self-contained reprex (short for reproducible example) will help us help you.


If you've never heard of a reprex before, you might want to start by reading the help page. The reprex dos and don'ts are also useful.

There's also a nice FAQ on how to do a minimal reprex for beginners, below:

What to do if you run into clipboard problems

If you run into problems with access to your clipboard, you can specify an outfile for the reprex, and then copy and paste the contents into the forum.

reprex::reprex(input = "fruits_stringdist.R", outfile = "")

For pointers specific to the community site, check out the reprex FAQ.

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