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The Universal Data Client command-line tool

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The Universal Data Client

What is UDC?

Universal Data is an open source initiative to build a decentralized, cryptographically-secure ecosystem containerizing both structured and unstructured data.

UDC is the initial (alpha) client for that system. It currently supports both Quilt and Benchling URIs. For example:

  • udc list "quilt+s3://quilt-example#package=examples/wellplates"
  • udc patch "benchling+"


NOTE: UDC requires Python 3.10 or higher. You can check your version with python3 --version. If you have an older version, you will need to update your environment to a newer version of Python.

Production Package

From PyPi:

python3 -m pip install udc # OR
python3 -m pip install --upgrade udc
which udc

Development Branch

python3 -m pip install git+


When cloned from GitHub:

poetry install


alias udc="poetry run udc"



udc # prints help

List contents of a specific package instance

udc list "quilt+s3://quilt-example#package=examples/wellplates@6782cf98a2"



List all versions of a package

udc list "quilt+s3://quilt-example#package=examples/wellplates" | head -n 1



List all packages in a registry

udc list quilt+s3://quilt-example | head -n 1



Get a package into a specific directory

You can also use put (replace) and patch (merge) if you have write access.

udc get "quilt+s3://quilt-example#package=examples/wellplates@6782cf98a2" --dir /tmp/wellplates

Checking the download directory:

ls /tmp/wellplates

Should reveal the following output:



make test

Continuous Monitoring

make watch

Create Package

WARNING: Do this only if you are the maintainer of the package.

Be sure you to first set your ~/.pypirc using poetry config pypi-token.pypi <pypi-api-token>

# merge PR
make tag
make pypi
poetry publish

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