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SeqDbToGcg converts the SeqDb database distribution files into a database in GCG format.


SeqDbToGcg converts the distribution file of the SeqDb database from the Protein Research Foundation (PRF) in Osaka, Japan into a GCG format sequence database.

The SeqDb database is distributed several times per year as a set of new entries, and occasionally as a full database. At Embl we keep the database as a set of releases from the time of the last full release tape, and use a file of database names to point to each of the individual databases.

A script to automate the database conversion is in seqdb.


This program was written by Peter Rice (E-mail: Post: Informatics Division, The Sanger Centre, Hinxton Hall, Cambridge, CB10 1RQ, UK).

All EGCG programs are supported by the EGCG Support Team, who can be contacted by E-mail (


The output from SeqDbToGcg is a sequence database in GCG format.


The input for SeqDbToGcg is the SeqDb database distribution files.


All parameters for this program may be put on the command line. Use the option -CHEck to see the summary below and to have a chance to add things to the command line before the program executes. In the summary below, the capitalized letters in the qualifier names are the letters that you must type in order to use the parameter. Square brackets ([ and ]) enclose qualifiers or parameter values that are optional. For more information, see "Using Program Parameters" in Chapter 3, Basic Concepts: Using Programs in the GCG User's Guide.

  Minimum syntax: % seqdbtogcg [-INfile=]TapeDir:*.seq -Default
  Prompted Parameters:
  Command Line Options:
  [-DIRectory=]DirName     writes in a directory other than SeqDbDir
  -DBName=SeqDb            full database name
  -SHORTDBName=Sdb         short database name
  -RELEase=93.1            release number
  -RELDate=1/93            release date
  -FORDate=1/93            installation date

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