reformat problem

mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu mathog at seqaxp.bio.caltech.edu
Thu Mar 9 18:07:49 EST 1995

In article <D532to.173 at ncifcrf.gov>, reming at ncifcrf.gov (Mary Remington) writes:
>I have received a sequence via email and want to put it in GCG format.  The problem is that Reformat wants a "divider".  I know that the divider is the two dots
>that go at the end of the header but, how does one go about getting them there?
>I got the sequence into Word Perfect format but, can't get it to upload back to my directory.  Any help appreciated. Thanks, Mary

Generally one does this with an editor on whichever system you are working 
on (Unix or VMS).  

Alternatively, the file is probably already in a known format, such as
Genbank, and you can use the fromgenbank command (see genhelp for the list
of FROM____ commands.)  Another alternative is to use Readseq, if that is
installed at your site. 

I'd stay away from putting it into Wordperfect - it is kind of a mess
getting it back to your system that way since Wordperfect will tend to 
stuff the file full of control sequences.  However, if that' what you've
got, save it as a DOS or Windows text file, and then FTP it back to your
system in ASCII mode. 

Good luck,

David Mathog
mathog at seqvax.bio.caltech.edu
Manager, sequence analysis facility, biology division, Caltech 

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