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datalad unlock(1) General Commands Manual datalad unlock(1)


datalad unlock - unlock file(s) of a dataset


datalad unlock [-h] [-d DATASET] [-r] [-R LEVELS] [path ...]


Unlock files of a dataset in order to be able to edit the actual content


Unlock a single file::

% datalad unlock <path/to/file>

Unlock all contents in the dataset::

% datalad unlock .


file(s) to unlock. Constraints: value must be a string

-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 unlock files in. 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)
-r, --recursive
if set, recurse into potential subdataset.
-R LEVELS, --recursion-limit LEVELS
limit recursion into subdataset to the given number of levels. Constraints: value must be convertible to type 'int'


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