Hopefully this does not stray too far away from the bioinformatical side of the site...
I'm saving my local blast databases on an external hard drive. When trying to run analysis against these databases, I'm constantly forced to give the absolute path as my database argument instead of simply the name of the database.
I know the issues lies in the exported BLASTDB environmental variable, however I can't for the life of me figure out how to structure the path!
Currently, it looks like this in my .bash_profile file:
export BLASTDB="/media/<username>/<Drive name>/<Subfolders>/external_blast_dbs"
This does not work however, as I keep getting an error that the database can not be found (states that it can't find the database relative to my current working directory...). Google searches never mention how to structure the path when it comes to external hard drives...
How the heck do you get it to recognize the database outside of my home directory?
Thank you in advance.