datalad clean


datalad clean [-h] [-d DATASET] [--what [{cached-archives,annex-tmp,annex-transfer,search-index} [{cached-archives,annex-tmp,annex-transfer,search-index} ...]]] [-r] [-R LEVELS]


Clean up after DataLad (possible temporary files etc.)

Removes extracted temporary archives, etc.


$ datalad clean


-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 perform the clean operation on. If no dataset is given, an attempt is made to identify the dataset in current working directory. Constraints: Value must be a Dataset or a valid identifier of a Dataset (e.g. a path)

--what [{cached-archives,annex-tmp,annex-transfer,search-index} [{cached-archives,annex-tmp,annex-transfer,search-index} …]]

What to clean. If none specified – all known targets are cleaned.

-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’


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