Each time RStudio starts, it checks and creates ~/R if it doesn't exist. I want to change this path elsewhere. How can I do this configuration?

I know that

HOME=/some/path rstudio

will work. But can I configure through some config file?

2 Answers 2


I got answer:

Edit file ~/.Renviron, add


Next time RStudio starts, it will create directories in /some/path instead of ~/R.


I found really useful this post:


It shows hwo you can also use an helper function you can find in the package usethis to modify .Renviron:


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