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NAME

       mbfa - Murasaki Binary FASTA format converter

SYNOPSIS

        mbfa [options...] [input] [input2 ...] #convert [input] and [input2 ...] to Muraaski Binary FASTA files

DESCPRIPTION

       Murasaki processes sequence data using a 2-bit format where each base is reprsented using
       2 bits. There's a number of pre-existing formats that do similar things, however in
       particular Murasaki needs to know about the metadata that can't be expressed in just 2
       bits (eg. where sequences of NNNNs are, sequence breaks when multiple sequences are
       included in a FASTA file, etc.), therefore the MBFA format includes this data as well.
       Ordinarily these files are generated automatically by Murasaki when first run on a new
       sequence.

       Because the file format is designed mesh closely with Murasaki, the actual file extension
       will vary to reflect your architecture. It will generally be some form of .mbfa[48][48]
       (e.g. ".mbfa88" (the default gcc build on an amd64)).

OPTIONS

       --info|-i
           Show metadata about each MBFA specified.

       --force|-f
           By default mbfa will skip files that already have recent .mbfa files. This option
           forces the regeneration of these files.

       --fatal|-F
           Makes errors fatal. Ordinarily if you specify multiple files, mbfa will try to convert
           all of them even if one fails emitting a warning. With --fatal it will stop and exit
           with an error if there's a problem.

       --fasta|-A
           Geneates FASTA output corresponding based on the MBFA data to stdout.

       --help|-h, --version|-V, --verbose|-V
           What you'd expect.

LICENSE

       GNU General Public License, version 3 (GPLv3)

AVAILABILITY

       <http://murasaki.sourceforge.net>

AUTHOR

       Kris Popendorf <krisp@dna.bio.keio.ac.jp>

SEE ALSO

       murasaki(1), geneparse(1)