UGENE command line interface (CLI) was developed keeping in mind the following principles:
- To make it as easy as popular shell commands.
- To include all significant UGENE features.
- To allow users to add their own commands.
To use UGENE CLI make sure to add the path to the UGENE executable to your %PATH% environment variable.
The general syntax is the following:
ugene [[--task=]task_name] [--task_parameter=value ...] [-task_parameter value ...] [--option[=value]] [-option[ value]]
task_parameter — parameter of the specified task. Some parameters of a task are required, like in and out parameters of some tasks.
option — one of the CLI options.
See the example below:
ugene align --in=COI.aln -out result.aln -log-level-details