• edit_r_profile() opens .Rprofile

  • edit_r_environ() opens .Renviron

  • edit_r_makevars() opens .R/Makevars

  • edit_git_config() opens .gitconfig or .git/config

  • edit_git_ignore() opens .gitignore

  • edit_rstudio_snippets(type) opens .R/snippets/{type}.snippets

edit_r_profile(scope = c("user", "project"))

edit_r_environ(scope = c("user", "project"))

edit_r_makevars(scope = c("user", "project"))

edit_rstudio_snippets(type = "R")

edit_git_config(scope = c("user", "project"))

edit_git_ignore(scope = c("user", "project"))



Edit globally for the current user, or locally for the current project


Snippet type. One of: "R", "markdown", "C_Cpp", "Tex", "Javascript", "HTML", "SQL"


Path to the file, invisibly.


The edit_r_*() and edit_rstudio_*() functions consult R's notion of user's home directory. The edit_git_*() functions -- and usethis in general -- inherit home directory behaviour from the fs package, which differs from R itself on Windows. The fs default is more conventional in terms of the location of user-level Git config files. See fs::path_home() for more details.