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datalad add-readme(1) General Commands Manual datalad add-readme(1)


datalad add-readme - add basic information about DataLad datasets to a README file


datalad add-readme [-h] [-d DATASET] [--existing {skip|append|replace}] [PATH]


The README file is added to the dataset and the addition is saved in the dataset.


Path of the README file within the dataset. Constraints: value must be a string [Default: '']

-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
Dataset to add information to. If no dataset is given, an attempt is made to identify the dataset based on the current working directory. Constraints: Value must be a Dataset or a valid identifier of a Dataset (e.g. a path)
--existing {skip|append|replace}
How to react if a file with the target name already exists: 'skip': do nothing; 'append': append information to the existing file; 'replace': replace the existing file with new content. Constraints: value must be one of ('skip', 'append', 'replace') [Default: 'skip']


datalad is developed by The DataLad Team and Contributors <>.
2021-02-04 datalad add-readme 0.14.0