How do I copy a datalad folder without the git-annex aliases?

Sometimes you may want to copy a datalad folder so that it is in a standard dataformat without all of the git-annex pointers to the data.

What is the best way to do this?

One way to do this is using rsync.

rsync -L /dataladfiles /yourfolder

The -L flag will follow the symbolic links and copy the data into a standard data format.