Superseded lifecycle

set_here(path = ".", verbose = TRUE)



Directory where to create .here file, defaults to the current directory.


Verbose output, defaults to TRUE.


set_here() creates an empty file named .here, by default in the current directory. When here encounters such a file, it uses the directory that contains this file as root. This is useful if none of the default criteria apply. You need to restart the R session so that here() picks up the newly created file.

Life cycle

set_here() should no longer be necessary if all scripts and reports in a project call i_am(), which is now the recommended workflow for declaring the project root.