Finding Files in Project Subdirectories

Robust, reliable and flexible paths to files below a project root. The 'root' of a project is defined as a directory that matches a certain criterion, e.g., it contains a certain regular file.


rprojroot 1.3-2 (2017-12-22)

  • Availability of suggested packages knitr and rmarkdown, and pandoc, is now checked before running the corresponding tests.

rprojroot 1.3-1 (2017-12-18)

  • Adapt to testthat 2.0.0.
  • New thisfile(), moved from kimisc (#8).
  • Add more examples to vignette (#26, @BarkleyBG).
  • Detect .git directories created with git clone --separate-git-dir=... (#24, @karldw).

rprojroot 1.2 (2017-01-15)

  • New root criteria

    • is_projectile_project recognize projectile projects (#21).
    • has_dir() constructs root criteria that check for existence of a directory.
    • is_git_root, is_svn_root and is_vcs_root look for a version control system root (#19).
  • New function

    • get_root_desc() returns the description of the criterion that applies to a given root, useful for composite criteria created with |.
  • Minor enhancements

    • Improve formatting of alternative criteria (#18).
    • If root cannot be found, the start path is shown in the error message.
  • Internal

    • The $testfun member of the rprojroot S3 class is now a list of functions instead of a function.

rprojroot 1.1 (2016-10-29)

  • Compatibility

    • Compatible with R >= 3.0.0 with the help of the backports package.
  • New root criteria

    • is_remake_project and find_remake_root_file() look for remake project (#17).
    • is_testthat and find_testthat_root_file() that looks for tests/testthat root (#14).
    • from_wd, useful for creating accessors to a known path (#11).
  • Minor enhancement

    • Criteria can be combined with the | operator (#15).
  • Documentation

    • Add package documentation with a few examples (#13).
    • Clarify difference between find_file() and make_fix_file() in vignette (#9).
    • Remove unexported functions from documentation and examples (#10).
    • Use pkgdown to create website.
  • Testing

    • Use Travis instead of wercker. Travis tests three R versions, and OS X.
    • Improve AppVeyor testing.

rprojroot 1.0-2 (2016-03-28)

  • Fix test that fails on Windows only on CRAN.

rprojroot 1.0 (2016-03-26)

Initial CRAN release.

  • S3 class root_criterion:

    • Member functions: find_file() and make_fix_file()
    • root_criterion()
    • as.root_criterion()
    • is.root_criterion()
    • has_file()
    • has_file_pattern()
    • Built-in criteria:
      • is_r_package
      • is_rstudio_project
  • Getting started:

    • find_package_root_file()
    • find_rstudio_root_file()
  • Use a custom notion of a project root:

    • find_root()
    • find_root_file()
  • Vignette

Reference manual

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