datalad test


datalad test [-h] [-v] [-s] [--pdb] [-x] [--version] [module ...]


Run internal DataLad (unit)tests.

This can be used to verify correct operation on the system. It is just a thin wrapper around a call to nose, so number of exposed options is minimal



test name(s), by default all tests of DataLad core and any installed extensions are executed.

-h, -\-help, -\-help-np

show this help message. –help-np forcefully disables the use of a pager for displaying the help message

-v, -\-verbose

be verbose - list test names.

-s, -\-nocapture

do not capture stdout.


drop into debugger on failures or errors.

-x, -\-stop

stop running tests after the first error or failure.


show the module and its version which provides the command


datalad is developed by The DataLad Team and Contributors <>.