Master branch or main in GitHub repository for an R package

I developed an R package using devtools and usethis, but the GitHub repository is in the master branch. I understood that it need to be in the main. What is the correct setup? If is it the main, how can I switch from master branch to main?

The branch names don't matter. It is just whichever one you build the package from. e.g. devtools::build().

Background on main/master: github/renaming: Guidance for changing the default branch name for GitHub repositories

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I'd also add this reference: Renaming the default branch from the tidyverse blog.


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