acession numbers in .list files

Francois Jeanmougin pingouin at crystal.u-strasbg.fr
Fri Nov 22 04:54:29 EST 1996

In article <browns02-2111961622070001 at mcrcr1.med.nyu.edu>,
	browns02 at mcrcr.med.nyu.edu (Stuart M. Brown) writes:
>I am trying to build a simple tool (in VMS) that will take the output
>from a BLAST search and create a file containing alist of accession 
>numbers that can be used as input for FETCH and/or PILEUP. In addition
>to the many wierd things that BLAST does with its database names for
>sequences, I seem to have run into an inconsistancy in how FETCH and 
>PILEUP read list files.  If I give FETCH an accession number, it has
>no trouble returning the database entry to my directory, but if I put
>that same accession number into a list file, FETCH ignores it.  What is
>going on here?

	Just a simple question, before more complicated 
explanations... did you put the period period marker (..)
at the beginning of the list, and after that, I think you
HAVE to put the database before the accession number (like

	For more help, read the 2-18 section of the user's guide,
for example, entries have to be at the beginning of the line (no
space before). Note that several GCG programms CAN'T read the
begin and end attributes, you have to check for fetch. The 
conversion to make a programm able to read it is not so 
				Hope this helps,
Francois Jeanmougin
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