Is there a way to replicate the Split Vector Layer function from QGIS in R?

I have a Shapefile containing around 20 polygons that I'd like to split into 20 separate files.

I guess since it's in QGIS there would be a solution in Python, but I'd like to integrate it into a R workflow if possible.

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Yes, you can just loop through the individual features and save them like so:

library (sf)

dat <- read_sf ("~/data.shp")

for (i in seq_len (nrow (dat)))
  fname <- paste0 ("~/split_", i, ".shp")
  write_sf (dat [i, ], fname)

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