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The GTF Format

July 9th, 2009
GTF stands for Gene transfer format. It borrows from GFF, but has additional structure that warrants a separate definition and format name. The current version is 2.2. Structure is as GFF, so the fields are: Code … more »

The SRF Format

July 2nd, 2009
SRF (Sequence Read Format) is a generic and flexible container format for sequencing and next-generation sequencing files. Format working group: It's the preferred format for the submission of sequencing results to archives… more »


June 15th, 2009
Using rsync "rsync is a software application for Unix systems which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate." [Wikipedia] Fact is that it is very fast (faster… more »

Majordomo Commands

June 11th, 2009
User commands for the mailing list software Majordomo Send these commands in the email body to, example: mailto: who mac-list help Majordomo replies with a list of acceptable Majordomo commands. subscribe… more »

FTP at the Sanger Institute

June 8th, 2009
To updload data to the Sanger FTP server: Using an ftp program, connect to Anonymous logins are possible. Change into the pub/incoming directory Transfer the files. Disconnect 20 minutes after the file has been untouched, it will be… more »