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NAME

       edirect - access NCBI Entrez from the command line

SYNOPSIS

       edirect -version

       esearch (edirect -search) options

       elink (edirect -link) options

       efilter (edirect -filter) options

       esummary (edirect -summary) options

       efetch (edirect -fetch) options

       einfo (edirect -info) options

       epost (edirect -post) options

       espell (edirect -spell) options

       ecitmatch (edirect -citmatch) options

       eproxy (edirect -proxy) options

       econtact (edirect -contact) options

       enotify (edirect -notify) options

       eaddress (edirect -address) options

       eblast (edirect -blast) options

DESCRIPTION

       edirect   (Entrez  Direct)  is  a  command-line  utility  for  consulting  NCBI's  set  of
       interconnected databases (publication, sequence, structure, gene,  variation,  expression,
       etc.)   in  a variety of fashions, each of which is documented individually in a dedicated
       man page.

COMMON OPTIONS

       Most subcommands accept the following options, in addition to command-specific options.

       -help  Print usage information.

       -email address
              Send the given e-mail address to have someone to notify in case  a  runaway  script
              causes problems with an NCBI Entrez server.

       -tool name
              Send the given client name.

       -http[s] get
              Force the use of GET rather than POST HTTPS requests.

       -alias filename
              Specify a file of shortcut keywords and query strings or URL sections.

       -silent
              Suppress connection failure retry messages.

       -verbose
              Display the ENTREZ_DIRECT XML field values at each step.

       -debug Print the internal URL query and XML results of each step.

       -base URL
              Specify a particular server for quality assurance testing.

ENVIRONMENT

       EDIRECT_DO_AUTO_ABBREV
              Accept (currently) unambiguous truncated option names, as in -verbo for -verbose.

       NCBI_API_KEY
              NCBI  E-Utilities  API  key, allowing for a higher request rate at the cost of some
              anonymity.

SEE ALSO

       eaddress(1),  eblast(1),  ecitmatch(1),  econtact(1),  efetch(1),  efilter(1),   einfo(1),
       elink(1), enotify(1), entrez-phrase-search(1), epost(1), eproxy(1), esearch(1), espell(1),
       esummary(1), nquire(1), xtract(1).