I am very new to blasting. I am using the terminal to do a blastp, it starts running but has taken up to 2 days and the output file is also empty. I have read somewhere that we can't see anything from the output file until blast has stopped and that's why I have used commands like watch and list to see if anything gets added to this file but those are also blank!
I would appreciate any help!
my script: pwd/ncbi-blast-2.6.0+/bin/blastp -query XXX -db XXX -outfmt 6 -out XXX.txt