datalad test


datalad test [-h] [-v] [-s] [--pdb] [-x] [module [module ...]]


Run internal DataLad (unit)tests.

This can be used to verify correct operation on the system. It is just a thin wrapper around a call to nose, so number of exposed options is minimal



test name(s), by default all tests of DataLad core and any installed extensions are executed. [Default: None]

-h, –help, –help-np

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

-v, –verbose

be verbose - list test names. [Default: False]

-s, –nocapture

do not capture stdout. [Default: False]


drop into debugger on failures or errors. [Default: False]

-x, –stop

stop running tests after the first error or failure. [Default: False]


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