LINUX/standalone blast question

Dyre Tjeldvoll dyret at idi.ntnu.no
Mon Nov 8 05:51:34 EST 1999


amartin at stagleys.demon.co.uk (Andrew Martin) writes:

[snip]
> : The line in your file sets the local shell-variable Data, not an
> : environment variable, if the file is treated as a shell-script. 
                          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I added this condition because I have never used the program in
question. 
 
> NO! It doesn't even set a local (shell) variable. The file is read
> by the BLAST program not the shell, so it is used to set a parameter
> internal to the program.

I will take your word for it. I just guessed (wrongly, it appears),
that the file in question was a shell script that was sourced by
the program since the syntax of the snippet resembled that of a(n)
(ba)sh script.

-- 
dt





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