13 Admin CLI
RStudio Package Manager is administered through a command-line interface (CLI). Administrators can use the CLI to create repositories and sources, add local packages to sources, and setup sync schedules for CRAN sources.
The CLI is installed at
/opt/rstudio-pm/bin/rspm. The CLI uses the configuration defined
/etc/rstudio-pm/rstudio-pm.gcfg unless you specify an alternate configuration file with
Users must be a member of the
rstudio-pm group in order to use the RStudio Package
Manager CLI. See C for instructions on changing the required group.
The RStudio Package Manager CLI uses a Unix domain socket for communicating with the
RStudio Package Manager server. By default, the domain socket file is located at
/var/run/rstudio-pm/rstudio-pm.sock. You can customize the location by configuring
Any user invoking the RStudio Package Manager CLI must have read/write access to the Unix domain socket in order to communicate with the RStudio Package Manager server.
The CLI is located at
/opt/rstudio-pm/bin/rspm. We recommend that users make
an alias, add this location to their PATH, or navigate to this directory if they
will be running multiple commands in one session, for example:
13.3 Getting Help
rspm without any arguments to display the top-level help for the
RStudio Package Manager CLI. For help with a specific command, you can use the
For example, to display help about the
create command, you can use
rspm help create.
For examples using the CLI, please refer to the Configuration guide.