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datalad clean(1) datalad datalad clean(1)


datalad clean - clean up after DataLad (possible temporary files etc.)


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


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, annex-transfer, search-index} [{cached-archives, annex-tmp, annex-transfer, 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]
-R LEVELS, --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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