rcmd_safe_env: 'rcmd_safe_env' returns a set of environment variables that...

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rcmd_safe_envR Documentation

rcmd_safe_env returns a set of environment variables that are more appropriate for rcmd_safe(). It is exported to allow manipulating these variables (e.g. add an extra one), before passing them to the rcmd() functions.


It currently has the following variables:

  • CYGWIN="nodosfilewarning": On Windows, do not warn about MS-DOS style file names.

  • R_TESTS="" This variable is set by R CMD check, and makes the child R process load a startup file at startup, from the current working directory, that is assumed to be the /test directory of the package being checked. If the current working directory is changed to something else (as it typically is by testthat, then R cannot start. Setting it to the empty string ensures that callr can be used from unit tests.

  • R_BROWSER="false": typically we don't want to start up a browser from the child R process.

  • R_PDFVIEWER="false": similarly for the PDF viewer.




Note that callr also sets the R_ENVIRON, R_ENVIRON_USER, R_PROFILE and R_PROFILE_USER environment variables appropriately, unless these are set by the user in the env argument of the r, etc. calls.


A named character vector of environment variables.

callr documentation built on Nov. 2, 2022, 5:09 p.m.