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dbxflat - Index a flat file database using b+tree indices

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


dbxflat - Index a flat file database using b+tree indices


dbxflat -dbname string -dbresource string -idformat list -filenames string -directory directory -fields list -compressed boolean -release string -date string -exclude string -statistics boolean -indexoutdir  outdir -outfile  outfile
dbxflat -help


dbxflat 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
-dbresource string
-idformat list
Default value: SWISS
-filenames string
Default value: *.dat
-directory directory
Default value: .

Required section

-fields list
Default value: id,acc
-compressed boolean
Default value: Y

Advanced section

-release string
Default value: 0.0
-date string
Default value: 00/00/00
-exclude string
-statistics boolean
Default value: N

Output section

-indexoutdir outdir
Default value: .
-outfile outfile


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


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


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05/11/2012 EMBOSS 6.4.0