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Installing through OakVar Store

The OakVar Store is where OakVar's modules are registered, found, and distributed. If you used OpenCRAVAT, OpenCRAVAT's modules are also available through OakVar Store if there is no updated OakVar version of the same module exists. To know which modules are available through the OakVar Store, do

ov module ls -a

This will list the OakVar modules available through the OakVar Store. To know more details of a specific module, do

ov module info module_name # module_name such as clinvar

To install modules, do

ov module install module_name [module_name] ...

A regular expression can be given as module_name. Thus,

ov module install clin.*

will install all modules the name of which starts with clin.

Installing through GitHub

ov module install can accept a GitHub URL as module_name. Thus, OakVar can now install custom modules directly from GitHub. It is as easy as simply giving the URL of the folder of the module on GitHub to ov module install. Let's say you have a custom module hosted on the dev branch of your GitHub repo yourorganization/yourrepo in the following folder:

Your colleagues can install awesomeannotator module with the following command.

ov module install \\

will download the content of only the annotator folder in the dev branch of the repository, figure out that the module is an annotator, and put the awesomeannotator module under the appropriate annotators category folder inside your system's OakVar modules root directory.

This way, your custom module under development can be easily shared with your colleagues.