Hello, I am trying to sort a large bam file, actually split in two, with samtools sort I use -m 10000000000 so the job creates 8 sorted files of about the same size, plus a smaller last one. At the end of the job, samtools sort give the message "coresortmerge 9 bam files" and it stays like that for a while before the screen starts showing multiple caracters one after the other.
My question is, can I assume the job was completed? My command-line was
samtools sort -no -m 10000000000 inpunt.bam output.prefix &
Any help appreciated.