datalad clean


datalad clean [-h] [-d DATASET] [--what [{cached-archives,annex-tmp,search-index} [{cached-archives,annex-tmp,search-index} ...]]] [-r] [--recursion-limit LEVELS]


Clean up after DataLad (possible temporary files etc.)

Removes extracted temporary archives, etc.


$ datalad clean


-h, –help, –help-np

show this help message. –help-np forcefully disables the use of a pager for displaying the help message

-d DATASET, –dataset DATASET

specify the dataset to perform the clean operation on. If no dataset is given, an attempt is made to identify the dataset in current working directory. Constraints: Value must be a Dataset or a valid identifier of a Dataset (e.g. a path) [Default: None]

–what [{cached-archives,annex-tmp,search-index} [{cached-archives,annex-tmp,search-index} …]]

What to clean. If none specified – all known targets are cleaned. [Default: None]

-r, –recursive

if set, recurse into potential subdataset. [Default: False]

–recursion-limit LEVELS

limit recursion into subdataset to the given number of levels. Constraints: value must be convertible to type ‘int’ [Default: None]


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