I have 7 FastQ files and I want to merge them into one in the following way:
>File1 line1 >File1 line2 >File1 line3 >File1 line4 >File2 line1 >File2 line2 >File2 line3 >File2 line4 >File3 line1 >File3 line2 >File3 line3 >File3 line4 >. >. >. >File7 line1 >File7 line2 >File7 line3 >File7 line4 >File1 line5 >File1 line6 >. >.
Although I came up with a solution using sed and awk, It takes an extremely large amount of time to finish since each of these files are raw reads from an RNA-seq experiment and are in the range of 3.6 GB each.
Are there any better ways to merge fastQ files like this?