datalad create-sibling-gitea


datalad create-sibling-gitea [-h] [--dataset DATASET] [-r] [-R LEVELS] [-s NAME] [--existing
    {skip|error|reconfigure|replace}] [--api URL] [--credential
    NAME] [--access-protocol {https|ssh|https-ssh}]
    [--publish-depends SIBLINGNAME] [--private] [--dry-run]
    [--version] [<org-name>/]<repo-basename>


Create a dataset sibling on a Gitea site

Gitea is a lightweight, free and open source code hosting solution with low resource demands that enable running it on inexpensive devices like a Raspberry Pi.

This command uses the main Gitea instance at as the default target, but other deployments can be used via the ‘api’ parameter.

In order to be able to use this command, a personal access token has to be generated on the platform (Account->Settings->Applications->Generate Token).

New in version 0.16



repository name, optionally including an ‘<organization>/’ prefix if the repository shall not reside under a user’s namespace. When operating recursively, a suffix will be appended to this name for each subdataset. 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

-\-dataset DATASET, -d DATASET

dataset to create the publication target for. If not 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 subdatasets.

-R LEVELS, -\-recursion-limit LEVELS

limit recursion into subdatasets to the given number of levels. Constraints: value must be convertible to type ‘int’

-s NAME, -\-name NAME

name of the sibling in the local dataset installation (remote name). Constraints: value must be a string [Default: ‘gitea’]

-\-existing {skip|error|reconfigure|replace}

behavior when already existing or configured siblings are discovered: skip the dataset (‘skip’), update the configuration (‘reconfigure’), or fail (‘error’). DEPRECATED DANGER ZONE: With ‘replace’, an existing repository will be irreversibly removed, re-initialized, and the sibling (re-)configured (thus implies ‘reconfigure’). REPLACE could lead to data loss! In interactive sessions a confirmation prompt is shown, an exception is raised in non-interactive sessions. The ‘replace’ mode will be removed in a future release. Constraints: value must be one of (‘skip’, ‘error’, ‘reconfigure’, ‘replace’) [Default: ‘error’]

-\-api URL

URL of the Gitea instance without a ‘api/<version>’ suffix. Constraints: value must be a string [Default: ‘’]

-\-credential NAME

name of the credential providing a personal access token to be used for authorization. The token can be supplied via configuration setting ‘datalad.credential.<name>.token’, or environment variable DATALAD_CREDENTIAL_<NAME>_TOKEN, or will be queried from the active credential store using the provided name. If none is provided, the host-part of the API URL is used as a name (e.g. ‘’ -> ‘’). Constraints: value must be a string

-\-access-protocol {https|ssh|https-ssh}

access protocol/URL to configure for the sibling. With ‘https-ssh’ SSH will be used for write access, whereas HTTPS is used for read access. Constraints: value must be one of (‘https’, ‘ssh’, ‘https-ssh’) [Default: ‘https’]

-\-publish-depends SIBLINGNAME

add a dependency such that the given existing sibling is always published prior to the new sibling. This equals setting a configuration item ‘remote.SIBLINGNAME.datalad-publish-depends’. This option can be given more than once to configure multiple dependencies. Constraints: value must be a string


if set, create a private repository.


if set, no repository will be created, only tests for name collisions will be performed, and would-be repository names are reported for all relevant datasets.


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