Note

The butler subcommands documented here are only those defined in the daf_butler package itself; downstream packages can implement additional subcommands via the plugin system described at The Butler Command. The best way to get a complete list of subcommands is to use butler --help.

# butler¶

butler [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...


Options

--log-level <LEVEL|COMPONENT=LEVEL>

The logging level. Without an explicit logger name, will only affect the default root loggers (lsst). To modify the root logger use ‘.=LEVEL’. Supported levels are [CRITICAL|ERROR|WARNING|INFO|VERBOSE|DEBUG|TRACE]

--long-log

Make log messages appear in long format.

--log-file <log_file>

File(s) to write log messages. If the path ends with ‘.json’ then JSON log records will be written, else formatted text log records will be written. This file can exist and records will be appended.

--log-tty, --no-log-tty

Log to terminal (default). If false logging to terminal is disabled.

--log-label <log_label>

Keyword=value pairs to add to MDC of log records.

--progress, --no-progress

Show a progress bar for slow operations when possible.

## associate¶

Add existing datasets to a tagged collection; searches for datasets with the options and adds them to the named COLLECTION.

COLLECTION is the collection the datasets should be associated with.

butler associate [OPTIONS] REPO COLLECTION


Options

-d, --dataset-type <dataset_type>

One or more glob-style expressions that fully or partially identify the dataset type names to be queried.

--collections <collections>

One or more expressions that fully or partially identify the collections to search for datasets. If not provided all datasets are returned.

--where <where>

A string expression similar to a SQL WHERE clause. May involve any column of a dimension table or a dimension name as a shortcut for the primary key column of a dimension table.

--find-first

For each result data ID, only yield one DatasetRef of each DatasetType, from the first collection in which a dataset of that dataset type appears (according to the order of ‘collections’ passed in). If used, ‘collections’ must specify at least one expression and must not contain wildcards.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

COLLECTION

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## certify-calibrations¶

Certify calibrations in a repository.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

butler certify-calibrations [OPTIONS] REPO INPUT_COLLECTION OUTPUT_COLLECTION
DATASET_TYPE_NAME


Options

--begin-date <begin_date>

ISO-8601 datetime (TAI) of the beginning of the validity range for the certified calibrations.

--end-date <end_date>

ISO-8601 datetime (TAI) of the end of the validity range for the certified calibrations.

--search-all-inputs

Search all children of the inputCollection if it is a CHAINED collection, instead of just the most recent one.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

INPUT_COLLECTION

Required argument

OUTPUT_COLLECTION

Required argument

DATASET_TYPE_NAME

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## collection-chain¶

Define a collection chain.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

PARENT is the name of the chained collection to create or modify. If the collection already exists the chain associated with it will be updated.

CHILDREN are the collections to be used to modify the chain. The supplied values will be split on comma. The exact usage depends on the MODE option. For example,

$butler collection-chain REPO PARENT child1,child2 child3 will result in three children being included in the chain. When the MODE is ‘pop’ the CHILDREN should be integer indices indicating collections to be removed from the current chain. MODE ‘pop’ can take negative integers to indicate removal relative to the end of the chain, but when doing that ‘–’ must be given to indicate the end of the options specification.$ butler collection-chain REPO –mode=pop PARENT – -1

Will remove the final collection from the chain.

butler collection-chain [OPTIONS] REPO PARENT [CHILDREN]...


Options

--doc <doc>

Documentation string associated with this collection. Only relevant if the collection is newly created.

--flatten, --no-flatten

If True recursively flatten out any nested chained collections in children first.

--mode <mode>

Update mode: ‘redefine’: Create new chain or redefine existing chain with the supplied CHILDREN. ‘remove’: Modify existing chain to remove the supplied CHILDREN. ‘pop’: Pop a numbered element off the chain. Defaults to popping the first element (0). children must be integers if given. ‘prepend’: Modify existing chain to prepend the supplied CHILDREN to the front. ‘extend’: Modify existing chain to extend it with the supplied CHILDREN.

Options: redefine | extend | remove | prepend | pop

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

PARENT

Required argument

CHILDREN

Optional argument(s)

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## config-dump¶

Dump either a subset or full Butler configuration to standard output.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

butler config-dump [OPTIONS] REPO


Options

-s, --subset <subset>

Subset of a configuration to report. This can be any key in the hierarchy such as ‘.datastore.root’ where the leading ‘.’ specified the delimiter for the hierarchy.

-p, --searchpath <TEXT ...>

Additional search paths to use for configuration overrides

--file <outfile>

Print the (possibly-expanded) configuration for a repository to a file, or to stdout by default.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## config-validate¶

Validate the configuration files for a Gen3 Butler repository.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

butler config-validate [OPTIONS] REPO


Options

-q, --quiet

Do not report individual failures.

-d, --dataset-type <dataset_type>

Specific DatasetType(s) to validate.

-i, --ignore <TEXT ...>

DatasetType(s) to ignore for validation.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## convert¶

Convert one or more Butler gen 2 repositories into a gen 3 repository.

REPO is the URI or path to the gen3 repository. Will be created if it does not already exist

This is a highly simplified interface that should only be used to convert suites of gen 2 repositories that contain at most one calibration repo and has no chained reruns. Custom scripts that call ConvertRepoTask should be used on more complex suites of repositories.

butler convert [OPTIONS] REPO


Options

--gen2root <gen2root>

Required Root path of the gen 2 repo to be converted.

--skymap-name <skymap_name>

Name of the new gen3 skymap (e.g. ‘discrete/ci_hsc’).

--skymap-config <skymap_config>

Path to skymap config file defining the new gen3 skymap.

--calibs <calibs>

Path to the gen 2 calibration repo. It can be absolute or relative to gen2root.

--reruns <TEXT ...>

List of rerun paths to convert. Output collection names will be guessed, which can fail if the Gen2 repository paths do not follow a recognized convention. In this case, the command-line interface cannot be used.

-t, --transfer <transfer>

Mode to use to transfer files into the new repository.

-j, --processes <processes>

Number of processes to use.

-C, --config-file <config_file>

Path to a ConvertRepoConfig override to be included after the Instrument config overrides are applied.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## create¶

Create an empty Gen3 Butler repository.

REPO is the URI or path to the new repository. Will be created if it does not exist.

butler create [OPTIONS] REPO


Options

--seed-config <seed_config>

Path to an existing YAML config file to apply (on top of defaults).

--dimension-config <dimension_config>

Path to an existing YAML config file with dimension configuration.

--standalone

Include all defaults in the config file in the repo, insulating the repo from changes in package defaults.

--override

Allow values in the supplied config to override all repo settings.

-f, --outfile <outfile>

Name of output file to receive repository configuration. Default is to write butler.yaml into the specified repo.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## define-visits¶

Define visits from exposures in the butler registry.

REPO is the URI or path to the gen3 repository. Will be created if it does not already exist

The name or fully-qualified class name of an instrument.

The calibration collection containing the camera geometry can not be specified.

butler define-visits [OPTIONS] REPO INSTRUMENT


Options

-C, --config-file <config_file>

Path to a pex_config override to be included after the Instrument config overrides are applied.

--collections <TEXT ...>

The collections to be searched (in order) when reading datasets.

--where <where>

A string expression similar to a SQL WHERE clause.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

INSTRUMENT

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## export-calibs¶

Export calibrations from the butler for import elsewhere.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

DIRECTORY is the folder to receive the exported calibrations.

COLLECTIONS are the collection to export calibrations from.

butler export-calibs [OPTIONS] REPO DIRECTORY [COLLECTIONS] ...


Options

-d, --dataset-type <dataset_type>

Specific DatasetType(s) to export.

-t, --transfer <transfer>

The external data transfer mode.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

DIRECTORY

Required argument

COLLECTIONS

Optional argument(s)

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## import¶

Import data into a butler repository.

REPO is the URI or path to the new repository. Will be created if it does not exist.

DIRECTORY is the folder containing dataset files.

butler import [OPTIONS] REPO DIRECTORY


Options

-t, --transfer <transfer>

The external data transfer mode.

--export-file <export_file>

Name for the file that contains database information associated with the exported datasets. If this is not an absolute path, does not exist in the current working directory, and –dir is provided, it is assumed to be in that directory. Defaults to “export.yaml”.

-s, --skip-dimensions <TEXT ...>

Dimensions that should be skipped during import

--reuse-ids

Force re-use of imported dataset IDs for integer IDs.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

DIRECTORY

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## ingest-files¶

Ingest files from table file.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

DATASET_TYPE is the name of the dataset type to be associated with these files. This dataset type must already exist and will not be created by this command. There can only be one dataset type per invocation of this command.

RUN is the run to use for the file ingest.

TABLE_FILE refers to a file that can be read by astropy.table with columns of:

file URI, dimension1, dimension2, …, dimensionN

where the first column is the URI to the file to be ingested and the remaining columns define the dataId to associate with that file. The column names should match the dimensions for the specified dataset type. Relative file URI by default is assumed to be relative to the current working directory but can be overridden using the --prefix option.

This command does not create dimension records and so any records must be created by other means. This command should not be used to ingest raw camera exposures.

butler ingest-files [OPTIONS] REPO DATASET_TYPE RUN TABLE_FILE


Options

--formatter <formatter>

Fully-qualified python class to use as the Formatter. If not specified the formatter will be determined from the dataset type and datastore configuration.

--id-generation-mode <id_generation_mode>

Mode to use for generating dataset IDs. The default creates a unique ID. Other options are: ‘DATAID_TYPE’ for creating a reproducible ID from the dataID and dataset type; ‘DATAID_TYPE_RUN’ for creating a reproducible ID from the dataID, dataset type and run. The latter is usually used for ‘raw’-type data that will be ingested in multiple. repositories.

Options: UNIQUE | DATAID_TYPE | DATAID_TYPE_RUN
--data-id <data_id>

Keyword=value string with an additional dataId value that is fixed for all ingested files. This can be used to simplify the table file by removing repeated entries that are fixed for all files to be ingested. Multiple key/values can be given either by using comma separation or multiple command line options.

--prefix <prefix>

For relative paths in the table file, specify a prefix to use. The default is to use the current working directory.

-t, --transfer <transfer>

The external data transfer mode.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

DATASET_TYPE

Required argument

RUN

Required argument

TABLE_FILE

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## ingest-photodiode¶

Ingest photodiode data from a directory into the butler registry.

REPO is the URI or path to the gen3 repository. Will be created if it does not already exist

INSTRUMENT is the name of the instrument to use.

LOCATIONS specifies files to ingest and/or locations to search for files.

butler ingest-photodiode [OPTIONS] REPO INSTRUMENT LOCATIONS ...


Options

--regex <regex>

Regex string used to find photodiode data in directories listed in LOCATIONS. Defaults to .*Photodiode_Readings.*txtb

-c, --config <TEXT=TEXT>

Config override, as a key-value pair.

-C, --config-file <config_file>

Path to a pex config override to be included after the Instrument config overrides are applied.

--output-run <output_run>

The name of the run datasets should be output to.

-t, --transfer <transfer>

The external data transfer mode.

--track-file-attrs, --no-track-file-attrs

Indicate to the datastore whether file attributes such as file size or checksum should be tracked or not. Whether this parameter is honored depends on the specific datastore implentation.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

INSTRUMENT

Required argument

LOCATIONS

Required argument(s)

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## ingest-raws¶

Ingest raw frames into from a directory into the butler registry

REPO is the URI or path to the gen3 repository. Will be created if it does not already exist

LOCATIONS specifies files to ingest and/or locations to search for files.

butler ingest-raws [OPTIONS] REPO LOCATIONS ...


Options

--regex <regex>

Regex string used to find files in directories listed in LOCATIONS. Searches for fits files by default.

-c, --config <TEXT=TEXT>

Config override, as a key-value pair.

-C, --config-file <config_file>

Path to a pex config override to be included after the Instrument config overrides are applied.

--output-run <output_run>

The name of the run datasets should be output to.

-t, --transfer <transfer>

The external data transfer mode.

-j, --processes <processes>

Number of processes to use.

--ingest-task <ingest_task>

The fully qualified class name of the ingest task to use.

--track-file-attrs, --no-track-file-attrs

Indicate to the datastore whether file attributes such as file size or checksum should be tracked or not. Whether this parameter is honored depends on the specific datastore implentation.

--fail-fast

Stop ingest as soon as any problem is encountered with any file. Otherwise problem files will be skipped and logged and a report issued at completion.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

LOCATIONS

Required argument(s)

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## make-discrete-skymap¶

Define a discrete skymap from calibrated exposures in the butler registry.

REPO is the URI or path to the gen3 repository. Will be created if it does not already exist

INSTRUMENT is the name of the instrument to use.

butler make-discrete-skymap [OPTIONS] REPO INSTRUMENT


Options

-C, --config-file <config_file>

Path to a pex_config override to be included after the Instrument config overridesare applied.

--collections <collections>

Required The collections to be searched (in order) when reading datasets. This includes the seed skymap if –append is specified.

--skymap-id <skymap_id>

The identifier of the skymap to write.

Default: discrete
--old-skymap-id <old_skymap_id>

The identifier of the previous skymap to append to, if config.doAppend is True.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

INSTRUMENT

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## prune-collection¶

Remove a collection and possibly prune datasets within it.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

COLLECTION is the Name of the collection to remove. If this is a tagged or chained collection, datasets within the collection are not modified unless –unstore is passed. If this is a run collection, –purge and –unstore must be passed, and all datasets in it are fully removed from the data repository.

Deprecated since version v24.0: Please consider using remove-collections or remove-runs instead. Will be removed after v24.

butler prune-collection [OPTIONS] REPO COLLECTION


Options

--purge

Permit RUN collections to be removed, fully removing datasets within them. Requires –unstore as an added precaution against accidental deletion. Must not be passed if the collection is not a RUN.

--unstore

Remove all datasets in the collection from all datastores in which they appear.

Before removing the given collection unlink it from from this parent collection.

--confirm, --no-confirm

Print expected action and a confirmation prompt before executing. Default is –confirm.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

COLLECTION

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## prune-datasets¶

Query for and remove one or more datasets from a collection and/or storage.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

COLLECTIONS is or more expressions that identify the collections to search for datasets. Glob-style expressions may be used but only if the –find-all flag is also passed.

butler prune-datasets [OPTIONS] REPO [COLLECTIONS] ...


Options

--datasets <datasets>

One or more glob-style expressions that identify the dataset types to be pruned.

--find-all

Purge the dataset results from all of the collections in which a dataset of that dataset type + data id combination appear. (By default only the first found dataset type + data id is purged, according to the order of COLLECTIONS passed in).

--where <where>

A string expression similar to a SQL WHERE clause. May involve any column of a dimension table or a dimension name as a shortcut for the primary key column of a dimension table.

--disassociate <TAG>

Disassociate pruned datasets from the given tagged collections. May not be used with –purge.

--purge <RUN>

Completely remove the dataset from the given RUN in the Registry. May not be used with –disassociate. Note, this may remove provenance information from datasets other than those provided, and should be used with extreme care. RUN has to provided for backward compatibility, but datasets will be removed from any RUN-type collections.

--unstore

Remove these datasets from all datastores configured with this data repository. If –disassociate and –purge are not used then –unstore will be used by default. Note that –unstore will make it impossible to retrieve these datasets even via other collections. Datasets that are already not stored are ignored by this option.

--dry-run

Display the datasets that would be removed but do not remove them.

Note that a dataset can be in collections other than its RUN-type collection, and removing it will remove it from all of them, even though the only one this will show is its RUN collection.

--confirm, --no-confirm

Print expected action and a confirmation prompt before executing. Default is –confirm.

--quiet

Makes output quiet. Implies –no-confirm. Requires –dry-run not be passed.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

COLLECTIONS

Optional argument(s)

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## query-collections¶

Get the collections whose names match an expression.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

GLOB is one or more glob-style expressions that fully or partially identify the collections to return.

butler query-collections [OPTIONS] REPO [GLOB] ...


Options

--collection-type <collection_type>

If provided, only list collections of this type.

Options: RUN | TAGGED | CHAINED | CALIBRATION
--chains <chains>

Affects how results are presented:

TABLE lists each dataset in table form, with columns for dataset name and type, and a column that lists children of CHAINED datasets (if any CHAINED datasets are found).

INVERSE-TABLE is like TABLE but instead of a column listing CHAINED dataset children, it lists the parents of the dataset if it is contained in any CHAINED collections.

TREE recursively lists children below each CHAINED dataset in tree form.

INVERSE-TREE recursively lists parent datasets below each dataset in tree form.

FLATTEN lists all datasets, including child datasets, in one list.

[default: TREE]

Options: TABLE | INVERSE-TABLE | TREE | INVERSE-TREE | FLATTEN
-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

GLOB

Optional argument(s)

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## query-data-ids¶

List the data IDs in a repository.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

DIMENSIONS are the keys of the data IDs to yield, such as exposure, instrument, or tract. Will be expanded to include any dependencies.

butler query-data-ids [OPTIONS] REPO [DIMENSIONS] ...


Options

--collections <collections>

One or more expressions that fully or partially identify the collections to search for datasets. If not provided all datasets are returned. May only be used with –datasets.

--datasets <datasets>

An expression that fully or partially identifies dataset types that should constrain the yielded data IDs. For example, including “raw” here would constrain the yielded “instrument”, “exposure”, “detector”, and “physical_filter” values to only those for which at least one “raw” dataset exists in “collections”. Requires –collections.

--where <where>

A string expression similar to a SQL WHERE clause. May involve any column of a dimension table or a dimension name as a shortcut for the primary key column of a dimension table.

--order-by <order_by>

One or more comma-separated names used to order records. Names can be dimension names, metadata names optionally prefixed by a dimension name and dot, or timestamp_begin/timestamp_end (with optional dimension name). To reverse ordering for a name prefix it with a minus sign.

--limit <limit>

Limit the number of records, by default all records are shown.

--offset <offset>

Skip initial number of records, only used when –limit is specified.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

DIMENSIONS

Optional argument(s)

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## query-dataset-types¶

Get the dataset types in a repository.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

GLOB is one or more glob-style expressions that fully or partially identify the dataset types to return.

butler query-dataset-types [OPTIONS] REPO [GLOB] ...


Options

-v, --verbose

Include dataset type name, dimensions, and storage class in output.

--components, --no-components

For –components, apply all expression patterns to component dataset type names as well. For –no-components, never apply patterns to components. Default (where neither is specified) is to apply patterns to components only if their parent datasets were not matched by the expression. Fully-specified component datasets (str or DatasetType instances) are always included.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

GLOB

Optional argument(s)

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## query-datasets¶

List the datasets in a repository.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

GLOB is one or more glob-style expressions that fully or partially identify the dataset type names to be queried.

butler query-datasets [OPTIONS] REPO [GLOB] ...


Options

--collections <collections>

One or more expressions that fully or partially identify the collections to search for datasets. If not provided all datasets are returned.

--where <where>

A string expression similar to a SQL WHERE clause. May involve any column of a dimension table or a dimension name as a shortcut for the primary key column of a dimension table.

--find-first

For each result data ID, only yield one DatasetRef of each DatasetType, from the first collection in which a dataset of that dataset type appears (according to the order of ‘collections’ passed in). If used, ‘collections’ must specify at least one expression and must not contain wildcards.

--show-uri

Show the dataset URI in results.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

GLOB

Optional argument(s)

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## query-dimension-records¶

Query for dimension information.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

ELEMENT is the dimension element to obtain.

butler query-dimension-records [OPTIONS] REPO ELEMENT


Options

--datasets <datasets>

An expression that fully or partially identifies dataset types that should constrain the yielded records. May only be used with –collections.

--collections <collections>

One or more expressions that fully or partially identify the collections to search for datasets. If not provided all datasets are returned. May only be used with –datasets.

--where <where>

A string expression similar to a SQL WHERE clause. May involve any column of a dimension table or a dimension name as a shortcut for the primary key column of a dimension table.

--order-by <order_by>

One or more comma-separated names used to order records. Names can be dimension names, metadata names optionally prefixed by a dimension name and dot, or timestamp_begin/timestamp_end (with optional dimension name). To reverse ordering for a name prefix it with a minus sign.

--limit <limit>

Limit the number of records, by default all records are shown.

--offset <offset>

Skip initial number of records, only used when –limit is specified.

--no-check

Don’t check the query before execution. By default the query is checked before it executed, this may reject some valid queries that resemble common mistakes.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

ELEMENT

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## register-dataset-type¶

Register a new dataset type with this butler repository.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

DATASET_TYPE is the name of the dataset type.

STORAGE_CLASS is the name of the StorageClass to be associated with this dataset type.

DIMENSIONS is a list of all the dimensions relevant to this dataset type. It can be an empty list.

A component dataset type (such as “something.component”) is not a real dataset type and so can not be defined by this command. They are automatically derived from the composite dataset type when a composite storage class is specified.

butler register-dataset-type [OPTIONS] REPO DATASET_TYPE STORAGE_CLASS
[DIMENSIONS]...


Options

--is-calibration, --no-is-calibration

Indicate that this dataset type can be part of a calibration collection.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

DATASET_TYPE

Required argument

STORAGE_CLASS

Required argument

DIMENSIONS

Optional argument(s)

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## register-dcr-subfilters¶

Construct a set of subfilters for chromatic modeling and add them to a registry.

REPO is the URI or path to the gen3 repository. Will be created if it does not already exist

NUM_SUBFILTERS is the number of subfilters to be used for chromatic modeling.

BAND_NAMES names of the bands to define chromatic subfilters for in the registry. Each band will have the same number of subfilters defined, for example ‘g0’, ‘g1’, and ‘g2’ for three subfilters and band ‘g’.

butler register-dcr-subfilters [OPTIONS] REPO NUM_SUBFILTERS BAND_NAMES ...


Options

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

NUM_SUBFILTERS

Required argument

BAND_NAMES

Required argument(s)

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## register-instrument¶

Add an instrument to the data repository.

REPO is the URI or path to the gen3 repository. Will be created if it does not already exist

The fully-qualified name of an Instrument subclass.

butler register-instrument [OPTIONS] REPO INSTRUMENT ...


Options

--update

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

INSTRUMENT

Required argument(s)

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## register-skymap¶

Make a SkyMap and add it to a repository.

REPO is the URI or path to the gen3 repository. Will be created if it does not already exist

butler register-skymap [OPTIONS] REPO


Options

-c, --config <TEXT=TEXT>

Config override, as a key-value pair.

-C, --config-file <config_file>

Path to a config file overrides file.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## remove-collections¶

Remove one or more non-RUN collections.

COLLECTION is a glob-style expression that identifies the collection(s) to remove.

This command can be used to remove only non-RUN collections. If RUN collections are found when searching for collections (and the –no-confirm flag is not used), then they will be shown in a separate table during confirmation, but they will not be removed.

Use the remove-runs subcommand to remove RUN collections.

butler remove-collections [OPTIONS] REPO COLLECTION


Options

--confirm, --no-confirm

Print expected action and a confirmation prompt before executing. Default is –confirm.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

COLLECTION

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## remove-dataset-type¶

Remove a dataset type definition from a repository.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

butler remove-dataset-type [OPTIONS] REPO DATASET_TYPE_NAME


Arguments

REPO

Required argument

DATASET_TYPE_NAME

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## remove-runs¶

Remove one or more RUN collections.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

COLLECTION is a glob-style expression that identifies the RUN collection(s) to remove.

This command can be used to remove RUN collections and the datasets within them.

butler remove-runs [OPTIONS] REPO COLLECTION


Options

--confirm, --no-confirm

Print expected action and a confirmation prompt before executing. Default is –confirm.

--force

Required to remove RUN collections from parent collections if using –no-confirm.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

COLLECTION

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## retrieve-artifacts¶

Retrieve file artifacts associated with datasets in a repository.

REPO is the URI or path to an existing data repository root or configuration file.

Destination URI of folder to receive file artifacts.

butler retrieve-artifacts [OPTIONS] REPO DESTINATION


Options

-d, --dataset-type <dataset_type>

One or more glob-style expressions that fully or partially identify the dataset type names to be queried.

--collections <collections>

One or more expressions that fully or partially identify the collections to search for datasets. If not provided all datasets are returned.

--where <where>

A string expression similar to a SQL WHERE clause. May involve any column of a dimension table or a dimension name as a shortcut for the primary key column of a dimension table.

--find-first

For each result data ID, only yield one DatasetRef of each DatasetType, from the first collection in which a dataset of that dataset type appears (according to the order of ‘collections’ passed in). If used, ‘collections’ must specify at least one expression and must not contain wildcards.

-t, --transfer <transfer>

The external data transfer mode.

-v, --verbose

Report destination location of all transferred artifacts.

--preserve-path, --no-preserve-path

Preserve the datastore path to the artifact at the destination.

--clobber, --no-clobber

If clobber, overwrite files if they exist locally.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

DESTINATION

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## transfer-datasets¶

Transfer datasets from a source butler to a destination butler.

SOURCE is a URI to the Butler repository containing the RUN dataset.

DEST is a URI to the Butler repository that will receive copies of the datasets.

butler transfer-datasets [OPTIONS] SOURCE DEST


Options

-d, --dataset-type <dataset_type>

One or more glob-style expressions that fully or partially identify the dataset type names to be queried.

--collections <collections>

One or more expressions that fully or partially identify the collections to search for datasets. If not provided all datasets are returned.

--where <where>

A string expression similar to a SQL WHERE clause. May involve any column of a dimension table or a dimension name as a shortcut for the primary key column of a dimension table.

--find-first

For each result data ID, only yield one DatasetRef of each DatasetType, from the first collection in which a dataset of that dataset type appears (according to the order of ‘collections’ passed in). If used, ‘collections’ must specify at least one expression and must not contain wildcards.

-t, --transfer <transfer>

The external data transfer mode.

--register-dataset-types

Register DatasetTypes that do not already exist in the Registry.

--transfer-dimensions, --no-transfer-dimensions

If true, also copy dimension records along with datasets. If the dmensions are already present in the destination butler it can be more efficient to disable this. The default is to transfer dimensions.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

SOURCE

Required argument

DEST

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.

## write-curated-calibrations¶

Add an instrument’s curated calibrations to the data repository.

REPO is the URI or path to the gen3 repository. Will be created if it does not already exist

The name or fully-qualified class name of an instrument.

butler write-curated-calibrations [OPTIONS] REPO INSTRUMENT


Options

--collection <collection>

Name of the calibration collection that associates datasets with validity ranges.

--label <labels>

Extra strings to include (with automatic delimiters) in all RUN collection names, as well as the calibration collection name if it is not provided via –collection.

-@, --options-file <options_file>

URI to YAML file containing overrides of command line options. The YAML should be organized as a hierarchy with subcommand names at the top level options for that subcommand below.

Arguments

REPO

Required argument

INSTRUMENT

Required argument

See ‘butler –help’ for more options.