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       datalad save - save the current state of a dataset


       datalad  save [-h] [-m MESSAGE] [-d DATASET] [-u] [--version-tag ID] [-r] [-R LEVELS] [-S]
              [-F MESSAGE_FILE] [PATH [PATH ...]]


       Saving the state of a dataset records changes that have been  made  to  it.   This  change
       record is annotated with a user-provided description.  Optionally, an additional tag, such
       as a version, can be assigned  to  the  saved  state.  Such  tag  enables  straightforward
       retrieval of past versions at a later point in time.


       Save  any  content  underneath  the  current  directory,  without  altering  any potential
       subdataset (use --recursive for that)::

         % datalad save .

       Save any modification of known dataset content, but leave untracked files (e.g.  temporary
       files) untouched::

         % dataset save -d <path_to_dataset>

       Tag the most recent saved state of a dataset::

         % dataset save -d <path_to_dataset> --version-tag bestyet


       PATH   path/name  of  the  dataset component to save. If given, only changes made to those
              components are recorded in the new state.  Constraints:  value  must  be  a  string
              [Default: None]

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

       -m MESSAGE, --message MESSAGE
              a description of the state or the changes made to  a  dataset.  Constraints:  value
              must be a string [Default: None]

       -d DATASET, --dataset DATASET
              "specify  the  dataset  to  save.  Constraints:  Value must be a Dataset or a valid
              identifier of a Dataset (e.g. a path) [Default: None]

       -u, --all-updated
              if no explicit paths are given, save changes of all known components in a datasets.
              [Default: True]

       --version-tag ID
              an  additional marker for that state. Constraints: value must be a string [Default:

       -r, --recursive
              if set, recurse into potential subdataset. [Default: False]

       -R LEVELS, --recursion-limit LEVELS
              limit recursion into subdataset to the given number of levels.  Constraints:  value
              must be convertible to type 'int' [Default: None]

       -S, --super-datasets
              if set, save a change in a dataset also in its superdataset. [Default: False]

       -F MESSAGE_FILE, --message-file MESSAGE_FILE
              take  the  commit  message from this file. This flag is mutually exclusive with -m.
              Constraints: value must be a string [Default: None]


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

                                            2019-08-19                            datalad save(1)