to download files from SRA by sra toolkit , there is a tool that named "prefetch". its command contains "kart file".
What ia kart file? and its format?
Kart aka Cart file is mentioned here on the NCBI webpages.
this seems to me like one of this comprehensively documented features of ncbi utilities... While I was trying to understand how the heck such a kart file is supposed to look like this is probably the best advice I got from Sej Modha's comment
"in addition to bulk download with cart-file, the prefetch can also run with individual SRA accession, which is often preferred method for program/script directed automatic download. "
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