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       datalad create - create a new dataset from scratch.


       datalad  create  [-h]  [-f]  [-D  DESCRIPTION]  [-d  DATASET]  [--no-annex] [--fake-dates]
              [-c PROC] [--version] [PATH] ...


       This command initializes a new dataset at a given location, or the current directory.  The
       new  dataset  can  optionally be registered in an existing superdataset (the new dataset's
       path needs to be located within the superdataset for that, and the superdataset  needs  to
       be  given  explicitly  via --dataset). It is recommended to provide a brief description to
       label the dataset's nature *and* location, e.g. "Michael's music on  black  laptop".  This
       helps  humans  to  identify  data  locations  in  distributed  scenarios.   By  default an
       identifier comprised of user and machine name, plus path will be generated.

       This command only creates a new dataset, it does not add existing content to it,  even  if
       the target directory already contains additional files or directories.

       Plain  Git  repositories can be created via --no-annex.  However, the result will not be a
       full dataset, and, consequently, not all features are supported (e.g. a description).

       To create a local version of a remote dataset use the `install` command instead.

       NOTE   Power-user info: This command uses git init and git annex init to prepare  the  new
              dataset.  Registering  to  a  superdataset  is  performed  via  a git submodule add
              operation in the discovered superdataset.

       Create a dataset 'mydataset' in the current directory::

        % datalad create mydataset

       Apply the text2git procedure upon creation of a dataset::

        % datalad create -c text2git mydataset

       Create a subdataset in the root of an existing dataset::

        % datalad create -d . mysubdataset

       Create a dataset in an existing, non-empty directory::

        % datalad create --force

       Create a plain Git repository::

        % datalad create --no-annex mydataset


       PATH   path where the dataset shall be created, directories will be created as  necessary.
              If  no location is provided, a dataset will be created in the location specified by
              --dataset (if given) or the current working directory. Either way the command  will
              error  if  the  target directory is not empty. Use --force to create a dataset in a
              non-empty directory. Constraints: value must be a string or Value must be a Dataset
              or a valid identifier of a Dataset (e.g. a path) or value must be NONE

              options  to  pass to git init. Any argument specified after the destination path of
              the repository will be passed to git-init as-is. Note that  not  all  options  will
              lead  to  viable  results.  For  example '--bare' will not yield a repository where
              DataLad can adjust files in its working tree.

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

       -f, --force
              enforce creation of a dataset in a non-empty directory.

       -D DESCRIPTION, --description DESCRIPTION
              short  description  to  use  for a dataset location. Its primary purpose is to help
              humans to identify a dataset copy (e.g., "mike's dataset on lab server"). Note that
              when a dataset is published, this information becomes available on the remote side.
              Constraints: value must be a string or value must be NONE

       -d DATASET, --dataset DATASET
              specify the dataset to perform the create operation on. If a dataset is given along
              with  PATH,  a  new  subdataset will be created in it at the `path` provided to the
              create command. If a dataset is given but PATH is unspecified, a new  dataset  will
              be  created  at the location specified by this option. Constraints: Value must be a
              Dataset or a valid identifier of a Dataset (e.g. a path) or value must be NONE

              if set, a plain Git repository will be created without any annex.

              Configure the repository to use fake dates. The date for a new commit will  be  set
              to  one  second later than the latest commit in the repository. This can be used to
              anonymize dates.

       -c PROC, --cfg-proc PROC
              Run cfg_PROC procedure(s) (can be specified multiple times) on the created dataset.
              Use  run-procedure  --discover  to  get  a  list  of  available procedures, such as

              show the module and its version which provides the command


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