datalad-create-sibling-github - Man Page

create dataset sibling on GitHub.org (or an enterprise deployment).

Synopsis

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

Description

GitHub is a popular commercial solution for code hosting and collaborative development. GitHub cannot host dataset content (but see LFS, http://handbook.datalad.org/r.html?LFS). However, in combination with other data sources and siblings, publishing a dataset to GitHub can facilitate distribution and exchange, while still allowing any dataset consumer to obtain actual data content from alternative sources.

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

This command can be configured with "datalad.create-sibling-ghlike.extra-remote-settings.NETLOC.KEY=VALUE" in order to add any local KEY = VALUE configuration to the created sibling in the local `.git/config` file. NETLOC is the domain of the Github instance to apply the configuration for. This leads to a behavior that is equivalent to calling datalad's ``siblings('configure', ...)``||``siblings configure`` command with the respective KEY-VALUE pair after creating the sibling. The configuration, like any other, could be set at user- or system level, so users do not need to add this configuration to every sibling created with the service at NETLOC themselves.

Changed in version 0.16
The API has been aligned with the some    ``create-sibling-...``
commands of other GitHub-like    services, such as GOGS, GIN,
GitTea.

Deprecated in version 0.16
The ``--dryrun`` option will be removed in a future release, use
the renamed ``--dry-run`` option instead.
The ``--github-login`` option will be removed in a future
release, use the ``--credential`` option instead.
The ``--github-organization`` option will be
removed in a future release, prefix the reposity name with ``<org>/``
instead.

Examples

Use a new sibling on GIN as a common data source that is auto- available when cloning from GitHub::

% datalad create-sibling-gin myrepo -s gin

# the sibling on GitHub will be used for collaborative work
% datalad create-sibling-github myrepo -s github

# register the storage of the public GIN repo as a data source
% datalad siblings configure -s gin --as-common-datasrc gin-storage

# announce its availability on github
% datalad push --to github

Options

[<org-name>/]<repo-(base)name>

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) 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 [Default: 'github']

--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']

--github-login TOKEN

Deprecated, use the credential parameter instead. If given must be a personal access token. Constraints: value must be a string or value must be NONE

--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. 'https://api.github.com' -> 'api.github.com'). Constraints: value must be a string or value must be NONE

--github-organization NAME

Deprecated, prepend a repo name with an '<orgname>/' prefix instead. 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

--private

if set, create a private repository.

--description DESCRIPTION

Brief description, displayed on the project's page. Constraints: value must be a string or value must be NONE

--dryrun

Deprecated. Use the renamed ``--dry-run`` parameter.

--dry-run

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

--api URL

URL of the GitHub instance API. Constraints: value must be a string or value must be NONE [Default: 'https://api.github.com']

--version

show the module and its version which provides the command

Authors

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

Info

2023-01-20 datalad create-sibling-github 0.18.1