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       datalad-plugin [-h] [-d DATASET] [-H] [--show-plugin-info] [PLUGINSPEC [PLUGINSPEC ...]]


       Generic plugin interface

       Using  this command, arbitrary DataLad plugins can be executed. Plugins in three different
       locations are available

       1. official plugins that are part of the local DataLad installation

       2. system-wide plugins, location configuration::


       3. user-supplied plugins, location configuration::


       Identically named plugins in latter location replace those in locations searched before.

   Using plugins
       A list of  all  available  plugins  can  be  obtained  by  running  this  command  without

       datalad plugin

       To run a specific plugin, provide the plugin name as an argument::

       datalad plugin export_tarball

       A plugin may come with its own documentation which can be displayed upon request::

       datalad plugin export_tarball -H

       If  a  plugin supports (optional) arguments, they can be passed to the plugin as key=value
       pairs with the name and the respective value of an argument, e.g.::

       datalad plugin export_tarball output=myfile

       Any number of arguments  can  be  given.  Only  arguments  with  names  supported  by  the
       respective  plugin are passed to the plugin. If unsupported arguments are given, a warning
       is issued.

       When an argument is given multiple  times,  all  values  are  passed  as  a  list  to  the
       respective argument (order of value matches the order in the plugin call)::

       datalad plugin fancy_plugin input=this input=that

       Like  in  most  commands,  a  dedicated  --dataset option is supported that can be used to
       identify a specific dataset to be passed to a  plugin's  DATASET  argument.  If  a  plugin
       requires  such  an  argument,  and no dataset was given, and none was found in the current
       working directory, the plugin call will fail.  A  dataset  argument  can  also  be  passed
       alongside all other plugin arguments without using --dataset.


              plugin  name plus an optional list of KEY=VALUE pairs with arguments for the plugin
              call. [Default: None]

       -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  for  the  plugin to operate on If no dataset is given, but a
              plugin take a dataset as an argument, 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) [Default: None]

       -H, --show-plugin-help
              show help for a particular. [Default: False]

              show  additional  information  in  plugin  overview  (e.g.  plugin  file  location.
              [Default: False]


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