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NOTSEQ(1e) EMBOSS Manual for Debian NOTSEQ(1e)


notseq - Write to file a subset of an input stream of sequences


notseq -sequence seqall -exclude string -outseq seqoutall [-junkoutseq seqoutall]

notseq -help


notseq is a command line program from EMBOSS (“the European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite”). It is part of the "Edit" command group(s).


Input section

-sequence seqall

Required section

-exclude string

Enter a list of sequence names or accession numbers to exclude from the sequences read in. The excluded sequences will be written to the file specified in the 'junkout' parameter. The remainder will be written out to the file specified in the 'outseq' parameter. The list of sequence names can be separated by either spaces or commas. The sequence names can be wildcarded. The sequence names are case independent. An example of a list of sequences to be excluded is: myseq, hs*, one two three a file containing a list of sequence names can be specified by giving the file name preceded by a '@', eg: '@names.dat'

Output section

-outseq seqoutall

-junkoutseq seqoutall

This file collects the sequences which you have excluded from the main output file of sequences. Default value: /dev/null


Bugs can be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking system (, or directly to the EMBOSS developers (


notseq is fully documented via the tfm(1) system.


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05/11/2012 EMBOSS 6.4.0