Provided by: datalad_0.17.1-1_all bug


       datalad save - save the current state of a dataset


       datalad   save   [-h]   [-m   MESSAGE]   [-d  DATASET]  [-t  ID]  [-r]  [-R  LEVELS]  [-u]
              [-F MESSAGE_FILE] [--to-git] [-J NJOBS] [--amend] [--version] [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.

       NOTE   Before  Git  v2.22,  any  Git repository without an initial commit located inside a
              Dataset is ignored, and content underneath it  will  be  saved  to  the  respective
              superdataset.  DataLad  datasets  always  have  an  initial  commit,  hence are not
              affected by this behavior.

       Save any  content  underneath  the  current  directory,  without  altering  any  potential

        % datalad save .

       Save specific content in the dataset::

        % datalad save myfile.txt

       Attach a commit message to save::

        % datalad save -m 'add file' myfile.txt

       Save  any  content  underneath  the  current  directory,  and  recurse  into any potential

        % datalad save . -r

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

        % datalad save -u .

       Tag the most recent saved state of a dataset::

        % datalad save --version-tag 'bestyet'

       Save  a specific change but integrate into last commit keeping the already recorded commit

        % datalad save myfile.txt --amend


       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 or
              value must be 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 or value must be 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) or value must be NONE

       -t ID, --version-tag ID
              an additional marker for that state. Every dataset that is touched will receive the
              tag. Constraints: value must be a string 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

       -u, --updated
              if given, only saves previously tracked paths.

       -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 or value must be NONE

              flag whether to add data directly to Git, instead of tracking data  identity  only.
              Use with caution, there is no guarantee that a file put directly into Git like this
              will not be annexed in a subsequent save operation. If not specified, it will be up
              to git-annex to decide how a file is tracked, based on a dataset's configuration to
              track particular paths, file types, or file sizes with  either  Git  or  git-annex.

       -J NJOBS, --jobs NJOBS
              how  many  parallel  jobs (where possible) to use. "auto" corresponds to the number
              defined by 'datalad.runtime.max-annex-jobs' configuration item  NOTE:  This  option
              can  only  parallelize  input  retrieval (get) and output recording (save). DataLad
              does NOT parallelize your scripts for you. Constraints: value must  be  convertible
              to type 'int' or value must be NONE or value must be one of ('auto',)

              if set, changes are not recorded in a new, separate commit, but are integrated with
              the changeset of the previous commit, and both together are recorded  by  replacing
              that previous commit. This is mutually exclusive with recursive operation.

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