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P-LINK(1) General Commands Manual P-LINK(1)


plink,p-link,plink1 - whole genome SNP analysis


plink --help


This binary was renamed from plink to p-link/plink1 because there is a name clash between this plink and a part of the ssh clone putty. Please read /usr/share/doc/plink/README.Debian to learn more about this.

Plink works on SNP datasets that have already been pre-analysed for their reliability and their calling to AA, BB or AB. It finds associations with a disease of single SNPs or pairs, determines haplotype blocks or retrieves information on SNPs from an online repository.

This manual page must be insufficient. Please use the help option for a quick reminder of the options of p-link or turn to its home page with the online documentation or the downloadable manual.



plink was written by Shaun Purcell <>

This manual page was written by Steffen Moeller <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

April 8, 2008