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elink - look up related NCBI Entrez records

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NAME

elink - look up related NCBI Entrez records

SYNOPSIS

elink (edirect -link) [ -help] [ -related] [ -target dbname] [ -name name] [ -db  name] [ -id ID(s)] [ -cmd  command] [ -mode ref] [ -holding  provider] [ -batch] [ -label  name]

DESCRIPTION

elink follows links between Entrez databases, either extending an existing edirect(1) pipeline or honoring explicit -db and -id options.

OPTIONS

Destination Database

-related
Look up neighbors in the same database.
-target dbname
Follow links to another database.
-name name
Follow an explicit link name such as pubmed_protein_refseq.

Direct Record Selection

-db name
Entrez database name for immediate lookups.
-id ID(s)
Unique identifier(s) for immediate lookups.

Advanced Control

-cmd command
Command type (returns eLinkResult XML):
neighbor
Neighbors or links
neighbor_score
Neighbors with computed similarity scores
acheck
All links available
ncheck
Existence of neighbors
lcheck
Existence of external links (LinkOuts)
llinks
Non-library LinkOut providers
llinkslib
All LinkOut providers
prlinks
Primary LinkOut provider, or URL for single UID with -mode ref.
-mode ref
Use LinkOut provider's web site.
-holding provider
Name of LinkOut provider.

Batch Processing

-batch
Bypass Entrez history mechanism.

Miscellaneous Arguments

-help
Print usage information.
-label name
Alias for query step.

SEE ALSO

edirect(1), einfo(1), epost(1).
2017-01-24 NCBI