*.sra files info
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I've downloaded a lot of *sra archives, and i want to get information about the content of each of them. Can i do it without extracting every archive?

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What kind of information?

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What is the content of the archive: is it unmapped reads (which i will need to align then) or is it already aligned *.sam file

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You can pretty much assume that all SRA files contain unmapped reads. The ones that also contain mapped reads are pretty rare.

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ok, thank you for the answer, then i'll just align them all

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Take a look at sra-stat (and its options) from sra-toolkit` to see if that helps.