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COMET-MS(1) General Commands Manual COMET-MS(1)


comet-ms — The comet-ms package ships the comet-ms binary that does MS/MS database searches.



Running comet-ms with no arguments outputs a helping synopsis.


This manual page documents briefly the comet-ms source package.

Comet is an open source tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) sequence database search engine. It identifies peptides by searching MS/MS spectra against sequences present in protein sequence databases.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

The comet-ms source package is used to create the comet-ms binary program.


This manual page was written by Filippo Rusconi <> for the Debian system (and may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-3.