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A Node.js wrapper for SRA Toolkit.

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You need to install the latest Node.JS first, please check or do the following:

# Ubuntu 
sudo apt-get install npm
# Mac 
brew install node
# Both 
npm install -g n
n stable

To use bionode-sra as a command line tool, you can install it globally with -g.

npm install bionode-sra -g

Or, if you want to use it as a JavaScript library, you need to install it in your local project folder inside the node_modules directory by doing the same command without -g.

npm i bionode-sra # 'i' can be used as shortcut to 'install' 


If you're using bionode-sra with Node.js, you can require the module:

var sra = require('bionode-sra')
var fastqDump = sra('fastq-dump')

Please read the documentation for the methods exposed by bionode.

Command line examples

$ bionode-sra fastq-dump SRR1509835.sra
$ bionode-sra fastq-dump SRR1509835.sra fastqOutputDirectory


Check our documentation at or do:

bionode-sra --help


We welcome all kinds of contributions at all levels of experience, please read the to get started!

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