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NCBI Entrez Direct tools

Entrez Direct (eDirect) provides access to the NCBI's suite of interconnected databases (publication, sequence, structure, gene, variation, expression, etc.) using Linux command lines. People who need to retrieve sequence and other type of data from NCBI regularly should use the eDirect toolset. To use edirect commands on HPCC, run:

ssh dev-intel18
module load Perl/5.28.1
module load edirect

A full documentation of eDirect is available from

A few useful examples can be found in this blog

eDirect cookbook: