datalad create-sibling-gogs


datalad create-sibling-gogs [-h] [--api URL] [--dataset DATASET] [-r] [-R LEVELS] [-s NAME]
    [--existing {skip|error|reconfigure|replace}] [--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 GOGS site

GOGS is a self-hosted, free and open source code hosting solution with low resource demands that enable running it on inexpensive devices like a Raspberry Pi, or even directly on a NAS device.

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

-\-api URL

URL of the GOGS instance without a ‘api/<version>’ suffix. Constraints: value must be a string or value must be NONE

-\-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) or value must be NONE

-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’ or value must be NONE

-s NAME, -\-name NAME

name of the sibling in the local dataset installation (remote name). Constraints: value must be a string or value must be NONE

-\-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’]

-\-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 or value must be NONE

-\-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 or value must be NONE


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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