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NAME - Bulk-load a Bio::DB::GFF database from GFF files.


         % -d testdb dna1.fa dna2.fa features1.gff features2.gff ...


       This script loads a Bio::DB::GFF database with the features contained in a list of GFF
       files and/or FASTA sequence files.  You must use the exact variant of GFF described in
       Bio::DB::GFF.  Various command-line options allow you to control which database to load
       and whether to allow an existing database to be overwritten.

       This script differs from in that it is hard-coded to use MySQL and cannot
       perform incremental loads.  See for an incremental loader that works with
       all databases supported by Bio::DB::GFF, and for a MySQL loader that
       supports fast incremental loads.

       If the filename is given as "-" then the input is taken from standard input. Compressed
       files (.gz, .Z, .bz2) are automatically uncompressed.

       FASTA format files are distinguished from GFF files by their filename extensions.  Files
       ending in .fa, .fasta, .fast, .seq, .dna and their uppercase variants are treated as FASTA
       files.  Everything else is treated as a GFF file.  If you wish to load -fasta files from
       STDIN, then use the -f command-line swith with an argument of '-', as in

           gunzip my_data.fa.gz | -d test -f -

       The nature of the bulk load requires that the database be on the local machine and that
       the indicated user have the "file" privilege to load the tables and have enough room in
       /usr/tmp (or whatever is specified by the \$TMPDIR environment variable), to hold the
       tables transiently.

       Local data may now be uploaded to a remote server via the --local option with the database
       host specified in the dsn, e.g. dbi:mysql:test:db_host

       The adaptor used is dbi::mysqlopt.  There is currently no way to change this.

       About maxfeature: the default value is 100,000,000 bases.  If you have features that are
       close to or greater that 100Mb in length, then the value of maxfeature should be increased
       to 1,000,000,000. This value must be a power of 10.

       Note that Windows users must use the --create option.

       If the list of GFF or fasta files exceeds the kernel limit for the maximum number of
       command-line arguments, use the --long_list /path/to/files option.


       Command-line options can be abbreviated to single-letter options.  e.g. -d instead of

          --database <dsn>      Database name (default dbi:mysql:test)
          --adaptor             Adaptor name (default mysql)
          --create              Reinitialize/create data tables without asking
          --user                Username to log in as
          --fasta               File or directory containing fasta files to load
          --long_list           Directory containing a very large number of
                                GFF and/or FASTA files
          --password            Password to use for authentication
                                  (Does not work with Postgres, password must be
                                  supplied interactively or be left empty for
                                  ident authentication)
          --maxbin              Set the value of the maximum bin size
          --local               Flag to indicate that the data source is local
          --maxfeature          Set the value of the maximum feature size (power of 10)
          --group               A list of one or more tag names (comma or space separated)
                                to be used for grouping in the 9th column.
          --gff3_munge          Activate GFF3 name munging (see Bio::DB::GFF)
          --summary             Generate summary statistics for drawing coverage histograms.
                                  This can be run on a previously loaded database or during
                                  the load.
          --Temporary           Location of a writable scratch directory




       Lincoln Stein,

       Copyright (c) 2002 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

       This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.  See DISCLAIMER.txt for disclaimers of warranty.