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datalad update(1) datalad datalad update(1)


datalad update - update a dataset from a sibling.


datalad update [-h] [-s SIBLING] [--merge] [-d DATASET] [-r] [-R LEVELS] [--fetch-all] [--reobtain-data] [PATH [PATH ...]]


path to a dataset that shall be updated. Constraints: value must be a string [Default: None]

-h, --help, --help-np
show this help message. --help-np forcefully disables the use of a pager for displaying the help message
-s SIBLING, --sibling SIBLING
name of the sibling to update from. If no sibling is given, updates from all siblings are obtained. Constraints: value must be a string [Default: None]
merge obtained changes from the given or the default sibling. [Default: False]
-d DATASET, --dataset DATASET
"specify the dataset to update. If no dataset is given, an attempt is made to identify the dataset based on the input and/or the current working directory. Constraints: Value must be a Dataset or a valid identifier of a Dataset (e.g. a path) [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]
this option has no effect and will be removed in a future version. When no siblings are given, an all-sibling update will be performed. [Default: None]
if enabled, file content that was present before an update will be re-obtained in case a file was changed by the update. [Default: False]


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