DNA Strider (native) format?

Bernard P. Murray, PhD bpmurray*STUFFER* at socrates.ucsf.edu
Mon Nov 16 18:44:48 EST 1998

Hello there,

     Could anyone enlighten me as to the structure of the
"native" (non-text-saved) DNA Strider file?  I need to use
such files on PC's and unix boxes.  A quick look reveals
that the sequence should be fairly simple to extract (I
can do it manually) but I would like to automate the
process.  The sequence seems to start at a fixed offset
into the file but I don't know if the length is in the
header or if there is a magic terminating character.
     I will probably only want to do this for DNA sequences,
I really only need the sequence itself (but circular/linear
and/or comment lines would be a bonus), and the version
of Strider in question is apparently 1.2.  I am very aware
of the wonderful readseq so maybe someone has expanded this
for the native Strider files.
     Any hints gratefully received,
Bernard P. Murray, PhD
Dept. Cell. Mol. Pharmacol., UCSF, San Francisco, USA

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