How do I remove packages from renv lock file?

My team uses renv for package management. I think we have a bunch packages we no longer need in our lock file, and I would like to remove them but I am not sure how.

  1. How can I see what packages have been saved our our renv lock file?
  2. How can I easily remove packages from the lock file?

I found the official documentation from renv not very helpful on this front. Thanks in advance for the advice.

renv.lock is a human readable JSON text.
You can use library(jsonlite) to easily parse it, and extract the package names


to remove packages use the renv::remove() function


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