datalad.api.push(path=None, dataset=None, to=None, since=None, data='auto-if-wanted', force=None, recursive=False, recursion_limit=None, jobs=None)

Push a dataset to a known sibling.

This makes a saved state of a dataset available to a sibling or special remote data store of a dataset. Any target sibling must already exist and be known to the dataset.

By default, all files tracked in the last saved state (of the current branch) will be copied to the target location. Optionally, it is possible to limit a push to changes relative to a particular point in the version history of a dataset (e.g. a release tag) using the since option in conjunction with the specification of a reference dataset. In recursive mode subdatasets will also be evaluated, and only those subdatasets are pushed where a change was recorded that is reflected in the current state of the top-level reference dataset.


Power-user info: This command uses git push, and git annex copy to push a dataset. Publication targets are either configured remote Git repositories, or git-annex special remotes (if they support data upload).

  • path (sequence of str or None, optional) – path to contrain a push to. If given, only data or changes for those paths are considered for a push. [Default: None]
  • dataset (Dataset or None, optional) – specify the dataset to push. [Default: None]
  • to (str or None, optional) – name of the target sibling. If no name is given an attempt is made to identify the target based on the dataset’s configuration (i.e. a configured tracking branch, or a single sibling that is configured for push). [Default: None]
  • since (str or None, optional) – specifies commit-ish (tag, shasum, etc.) from which to look for changes to decide whether pushing is necessary. If ‘^’ is given, the last state of the current branch at the sibling is taken as a starting point. [Default: None]
  • data ({'anything', 'nothing', 'auto', 'auto-if-wanted'}, optional) – what to do with (annex’ed) data. ‘anything’ would cause transfer of all annexed content, ‘nothing’ would avoid call to git annex copy altogether. ‘auto’ would use ‘git annex copy’ with ‘–auto’ thus transferring only data which would satisfy “wanted” or “numcopies” settings for the remote (thus “nothing” otherwise). ‘auto-if-wanted’ would enable ‘–auto’ mode only if there is a “wanted” setting for the remote, and transfer ‘anything’ otherwise. [Default: ‘auto-if- wanted’]
  • force ({'all', 'gitpush', 'checkdatapresent', None}, optional) – force particular operations, possibly overruling safety protections or optimizations: use –force with git-push (‘gitpush’); do not use –fast with git-annex copy (‘checkdatapresent’); combine all force modes (‘all’). [Default: None]
  • recursive (bool, optional) – if set, recurse into potential subdataset. [Default: False]
  • recursion_limit (int or None, optional) – limit recursion into subdataset to the given number of levels. [Default: None]
  • jobs (int or None or {'auto'}, optional) – how many parallel jobs (where possible) to use. “auto” corresponds to the number defined by ‘datalad.runtime.max-annex-jobs’ configuration item. [Default: None]
  • on_failure ({'ignore', 'continue', 'stop'}, optional) – behavior to perform on failure: ‘ignore’ any failure is reported, but does not cause an exception; ‘continue’ if any failure occurs an exception will be raised at the end, but processing other actions will continue for as long as possible; ‘stop’: processing will stop on first failure and an exception is raised. A failure is any result with status ‘impossible’ or ‘error’. Raised exception is an IncompleteResultsError that carries the result dictionaries of the failures in its failed attribute. [Default: ‘continue’]
  • result_filter (callable or None, optional) – if given, each to-be-returned status dictionary is passed to this callable, and is only returned if the callable’s return value does not evaluate to False or a ValueError exception is raised. If the given callable supports **kwargs it will additionally be passed the keyword arguments of the original API call. [Default: None]
  • result_renderer ({'default', 'json', 'json_pp', 'tailored'} or None, optional) – format of return value rendering on stdout. [Default: None]
  • result_xfm ({'datasets', 'successdatasets-or-none', 'paths', 'relpaths', 'metadata'} or callable or None, optional) – if given, each to-be-returned result status dictionary is passed to this callable, and its return value becomes the result instead. This is different from result_filter, as it can perform arbitrary transformation of the result value. This is mostly useful for top- level command invocations that need to provide the results in a particular format. Instead of a callable, a label for a pre-crafted result transformation can be given. [Default: None]
  • return_type ({'generator', 'list', 'item-or-list'}, optional) – return value behavior switch. If ‘item-or-list’ a single value is returned instead of a one-item return value list, or a list in case of multiple return values. None is return in case of an empty list. [Default: ‘list’]