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Create the url argument of tar_resources() to specify optional settings for URL storage formats. See the format argument of tar_target() for details.


  handle = targets::tar_option_get("resources")$url$handle,
  max_tries = targets::tar_option_get("resources")$url$max_tries,
  seconds_interval = targets::tar_option_get("resources")$url$seconds_interval,
  seconds_timeout = targets::tar_option_get("resources")$url$seconds_interval



Object returned by curl::new_handle or NULL. Defaults to NULL.


Positive integer of length 1, maximum number of tries to access a URL.


Nonnegative numeric of length 1, number of seconds to wait between individual retries while attempting to connect to the URL. Use tar_resources_network() instead.


Nonnegative numeric of length 1, number of seconds to wait before timing out while trying to connect to the URL. Use tar_resources_network() instead.


Object of class "tar_resources_url", to be supplied to the url argument of tar_resources().


Functions tar_target() and tar_option_set() each takes an optional resources argument to supply non-default settings of various optional backends for data storage and high-performance computing. The tar_resources() function is a helper to supply those settings in the correct manner.

In targets version 0.12.2 and above, resources are inherited one-by-one in nested fashion from tar_option_get("resources"). For example, suppose you set tar_option_set(resources = tar_resources(aws = my_aws)), where my_aws equals tar_resources_aws(bucket = "x", prefix = "y"). Then, tar_target(data, get_data() will have bucket "x" and prefix "y". In addition, if new_resources equals tar_resources(aws = tar_resources_aws(bucket = "z"))), then tar_target(data, get_data(), resources = new_resources) will use the new bucket "z", but it will still use the prefix "y" supplied through tar_option_set(). (In targets 0.12.1 and below, options like prefix do not carry over from tar_option_set() if you supply non-default resources to tar_target().)


if (identical(Sys.getenv("TAR_EXAMPLES"), "true")) { # for CRAN
# Somewhere in you target script file (usually _targets.R):
  format = "url",
  resources = tar_resources(
    url = tar_resources_url(handle = curl::new_handle())