Hi all, I am using the following command to convert .sam files to .bam files:
samtools sort -@ 8 -o SampleID.bam SmapleID.sam
The standard error files usually start with something like "merging from 16 (this number varies) files ..." I was wondering what the number means.
Also, for several of my samples, I got messages saying that "merging from 0 files..." Does it indicate that the resulting .bam files do not contain any alignment information?
Thank you very much.