Utilities for Processing Rd Files
Utilities for converting files in R documentation (Rd) format to other formats or create indices from them, and for converting documentation in other formats to Rd format.
R CMD Rdconv [options] file
R CMD Rd2pdf [options] files
the path to a file to be processed.
a list of file names specifying the R documentation sources to use, by either giving the paths to the files, or the path to a directory with the sources of a package.
further options to control the processing, or for obtaining information about usage and version of the utility.
R CMD Rdconv converts Rd format to plain text, HTML or LaTeX
formats: it can also extract the examples.
R CMD Rd2pdf is the user-level program for producing PDF output
from Rd sources. It will make use of the environment variables
R_PAPERSIZE (set by
R CMD, with a default set when R
was installed: values for
R_PDFVIEWER (the PDF previewer). Also,
RD2PDF_INPUTENC can be set to
inputenx to make use of the
LaTeX package of that name rather than
inputenc: this might be
needed for better support of the UTF-8 encoding.
R CMD Rd2pdf calls
tools::texi2pdf to produce
its PDF file: see its help for the possibilities for the
texi2dvi command which that function uses (and which can be
overridden by setting environment variable
R CMD foo --help to obtain usage information on utility
The chapter “Processing Rd format” in the “Writing R Extensions” manual.