bp_einfo - Query einfo to find all available databases or information about a
specific database (field information or links to other NCBI databases).
bp_einfo [-d database] [-f Field Code] [-l Link Name] [-o outfile]
Command line options:
Valid email (required by NCBI policy)
NCBI database to query
(default = none, which shows available databases)
print out information about a specific field code
(default = none)
print out information about a specific link name
(default = none)
(default = STDOUT)
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As per NCBI's policy regarding eutils access, a valid email is required. This is
not enforced here (if one is provided you will get a standard warning), but
don't be surprised if this doesn't work after June 1, 2010 unless one is
If -d is not specified, field and link arguments are ignored and all available
databases are printed instead.
If either link names or field codes (or both) are specified, nothing else is
printed out (only the info requested). You can specify as many fields and/or
links as you want by using multiple -f/-l <ARG> on the command line.
User feedback is an integral part of the evolution of this and other Bioperl
modules. Send your comments and suggestions preferably to the Bioperl mailing
list. Your participation is much appreciated.
email@example.com - General discussion
http://bioperl.org/wiki/Mailing_lists - About the mailing lists
Please direct usage questions or support issues to the mailing list:
rather than to the module maintainer directly. Many experienced and reponsive
experts will be able look at the problem and quickly address it. Please
include a thorough description of the problem with code and data examples if
at all possible.
Report bugs to the Bioperl bug tracking system to help us keep track of the bugs
and their resolution. Bug reports can be submitted via the web:
Chris Fields <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This software is copyright (c) 2009-2012 by Chris Fields.
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