DESCRIPTION-helpers: GitHub package tools

Description Usage Arguments Details

Description

A series of helpers to access and deal with GitHub packages

Usage

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DESCRIPTIONFileVersionV(file, purge = getOption("Require.purge", FALSE))

DESCRIPTIONFileOtherV(file, other = "RemoteSha")

getGitHubDESCRIPTION(pkg, purge = getOption("Require.purge", FALSE))

Arguments

file

A file path to a DESCRIPTION file

purge

Logical. Should all caches be purged Default is getOption("Require.purge", FALSE). There is a lot of internal caching of results throughout the Require package. These help with speed and reduce calls to internet sources. However, sometimes these caches must be purged. The cached values are renewed when found to be too old, with the age limit. This maximum age can be set in seconds with the environment variable R_AVAILABLE_PACKAGES_CACHE_CONTROL_MAX_AGE, or if unset, defaults to 3600 (one hour – see available.packages).

Internally, there are calls to available.packages

other

Any other keyword in a DESCRIPTION file that precedes a ":". The rest of the line will be retrieved.

pkg

A character string with a GitHub package specification (c.f. remotes)

Details

getGitHubDESCRIPTION retrieves the DESCRIPTION file from GitHub.com


Require documentation built on May 31, 2021, 9:07 a.m.