Program For Retreiving Refseq Sequence
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Divya ▴ 260

Hi,
Thanks in advance.I have to download the entire refseq files from NCBI.Is there any way to write a program for downloading these files ?

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If you're familiar with unix, have a look at those FTP/HTTP clients

as your question is not strictly related to bioinformatics (it could be any kind of file), you can also submit your problem at http://superuser.com/

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wget -r ftp://ftp.ncbi.nih.gov/refseq/release -w 1

this will download the whole latest refseq release on the current directory, recursively. The -w option is recommended because it will lightens the load on ncbi's server.

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Anything that can recursively handle an FTP connection would do, including most FTP clients...

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wget and curl are very good options. If you want something more user-friendly, DownloadThemAll is a nice Firefox extension.

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