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dbiblast - Index a BLAST database

DBIBLAST(1e) EMBOSS Manual for Debian DBIBLAST(1e)


dbiblast - Index a BLAST database


dbiblast -dbname string -directory directory -filenames  string -release string -date string -seqtype list -blastversion list -fields list -exclude string -sortoptions string -maxindex  integer -systemsort  boolean -cleanup  boolean -sourcefile  boolean -outfile  outfile -indexoutdir  outdir
dbiblast -help


dbiblast is a command line program from EMBOSS (“the European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite”). It is part of the "Utils:Database indexing" command group(s).


Input section

-dbname string
-directory directory
Default value: .
-filenames string
Default value: $(dbname)

Required section

-release string
Default value: 0.0
-date string
Default value: 00/00/00
-seqtype list
Default value: unknown
-blastversion list
Default value: unknown

Advanced section

-fields list
Default value: acc
-exclude string
-sortoptions string
Sort options, typically '-T .' to use current directory for work files and '-k 1,1' to force GNU sort to use the first field Default value: -T . -k 1,1
-maxindex integer
-systemsort boolean
Default value: Y
-cleanup boolean
Default value: Y
-sourcefile boolean

Output section

-outfile outfile
-indexoutdir outdir
Default value: .


Bugs can be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking system (, or directly to the EMBOSS developers (


dbiblast is fully documented via the tfm(1) system.


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05/11/2012 EMBOSS 6.4.0