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Before we start

last updated at 2023-06-14

After the setup steps, you're all set and ready to start using the ARC Commander. 🎉

💡 We recommend trying the quickstarts for your first steps with the ARC Commander.

💡 After the quickstarts, we strongly recommend to read the in-depth ARC Commander Manual here.

Notes on ARC Commander Guides Different Routes to add Metadata

Using the ARC commander, most metadata information (e.g. the title or identifier of your investigation) can theoretically be entered solely by using the shell.

For instance, the following command would create an investigation with the identifier "MyInv001" and title "My Investigation 001":

arc investigation create --identifier "MyInv001" --title "My Investigation 001"

If no arguments are supplied, a text editor may pop up asking you for suitable metadata values. For instance, the command

arc investigation create

will open a text editor and (amongst other metadata keys) allow you to enter

Identifier: #A concise name given to the investigation Title: #A textual description of the investigation Description:

After entering the required values, you can save and close the editor.

ARC Commander's Help Menu

The ARC Commander comes with a leveled help menu, that suggests suitable inputs on every level of command or subcommand. You can simply add -h or --help at the end of an ARC Commander action to display the respective help menu.

Some examples:

arc --help arc investigation --help arc investigation create --help arc study --help arc study add --help arc assay remove --help

DataPLANT Support

Besides these technical solutions, DataPLANT supports you with community-engaged data stewardship. For further assistance, feel free to reach out via our helpdesk or by contacting us directly .
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