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DART plugins provide features such as the following:

  • Format Reader - Allows DART to read files packaged in a certain format, such as tar.

  • Format Writer - Allows DART to write files into specific formats, such as tar.

  • Network Client - Allows DART to communicate via certain network protocols, such as S3, so that it can upload and/or download files.

  • Repository - Allows DART to communicate with remote repositories to retrieve information such as a list of ingested objects.

To see the list of plugins installed on your system, choose Settings > Plugins from the menu. You should see a list like this:

Plugins list

See also: Plugins documentation for developers