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A Python client and command-line tool for the Alloy digital archive. Also includes a rudimentary client for any CDMI enabled cloud storage.

After Installation, connect to an Alloy archive:

alloy init --api=

(or if authentication is required by the archive):

alloy init --api= --username=USER --password=PASS

Show current working container:

alloy pwd

List a container or object:

alloy ls [name]

Move to a new container:

alloy cd subdir
alloy cd ..  # back up to parent

Create a new container:

alloy mkdir new

Put a local file:

alloy put source.txt
alloy put source.txt destination.txt  # Put to a different name remotely

Provide the MIME type of the object (if not supplied alloy put will attempt to guess):

alloy put --mimetype "text-plain" source.txt

Fetch a data object from the archive to a local file:

alloy get source.txt

alloy get source.txt destination.txt  # Get with a different name locally

alloy get --force source.txt  # Overwrite an existing local file

Remove an object:

alloy rm file.txt

Recursively remove a container (WARNING: Dangerous!):

alloy rm -r container

Remove an already empty container (Safer!):

alloy rmdir container

Close the current session to prevent unauthorized access:

alloy exit

Advanced Use - Metadata

Set (overwrite) a metadata value for a field:

alloy meta file.txt "org.dublincore.creator=S M Body"
alloy meta . "org.dublincore.title=My Collection"

Add another value to an existing metadata field:

alloy meta file.txt "org.dublincore.creator+=A N Other"

List metadata values for all fields:

alloy meta file.txt

List metadata value(s) for a specific field:

alloy meta file.txt org.dublincore.creator

Delete a metadata field:

alloy meta file.txt "org.dublincore.creator="


Create And Activate A Virtual Environment

$ virtualenv ~/ve/alloyclient<version>
$ source ~/ve/alloyclient/bin/activate

Install Dependencies

pip install -r requirements.txt

Install Alloy Client

pip install -e .

Detailed OSX install commands

sudo easy_install virtualenv      # virtualenv installs pip
python -m virtualenv ~/ve/alloyclient<version>
source ~/ve/alloyclient<version>/bin/activate
pip install -r requirements.txt
pip install -e .


Copyright 2014 Archive Analytics Solutions

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