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Function

Remove extra whitespace from an ASCII text file

Description

Replaces all white space with a single space. nospace removes all whitespace from the input sequence.

Usage

Here is a sample session with trimspace


% trimspace 
Remove extra whitespace from an ASCII text file
ASCII text file: seqspace2.txt
ASCII text output file [seqspace2.trimspace]: 

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Command line arguments

Remove extra whitespace from an ASCII text file
Version: EMBOSS:6.2.0

   Standard (Mandatory) qualifiers:
  [-infile]            infile     ASCII text file
  [-outfile]           outfile    [*.trimspace] ASCII text output file

   Additional (Optional) qualifiers: (none)
   Advanced (Unprompted) qualifiers: (none)
   Associated qualifiers:

   "-outfile" associated qualifiers
   -odirectory2        string     Output directory

   General qualifiers:
   -auto               boolean    Turn off prompts
   -stdout             boolean    Write first file to standard output
   -filter             boolean    Read first file from standard input, write
                                  first file to standard output
   -options            boolean    Prompt for standard and additional values
   -debug              boolean    Write debug output to program.dbg
   -verbose            boolean    Report some/full command line options
   -help               boolean    Report command line options and exit. More
                                  information on associated and general
                                  qualifiers can be found with -help -verbose
   -warning            boolean    Report warnings
   -error              boolean    Report errors
   -fatal              boolean    Report fatal errors
   -die                boolean    Report dying program messages
   -version            boolean    Report version number and exit

Qualifier Type Description Allowed values Default
Standard (Mandatory) qualifiers
[-infile]
(Parameter 1)
infile ASCII text file Input file Required
[-outfile]
(Parameter 2)
outfile ASCII text output file Output file <*>.trimspace
Additional (Optional) qualifiers
(none)
Advanced (Unprompted) qualifiers
(none)
Associated qualifiers
"-outfile" associated outfile qualifiers
-odirectory2
-odirectory_outfile
string Output directory Any string  
General qualifiers
-auto boolean Turn off prompts Boolean value Yes/No N
-stdout boolean Write first file to standard output Boolean value Yes/No N
-filter boolean Read first file from standard input, write first file to standard output Boolean value Yes/No N
-options boolean Prompt for standard and additional values Boolean value Yes/No N
-debug boolean Write debug output to program.dbg Boolean value Yes/No N
-verbose boolean Report some/full command line options Boolean value Yes/No Y
-help boolean Report command line options and exit. More information on associated and general qualifiers can be found with -help -verbose Boolean value Yes/No N
-warning boolean Report warnings Boolean value Yes/No Y
-error boolean Report errors Boolean value Yes/No Y
-fatal boolean Report fatal errors Boolean value Yes/No Y
-die boolean Report dying program messages Boolean value Yes/No Y
-version boolean Report version number and exit Boolean value Yes/No N

Input file format

trimspace reads any text file.

Input files for usage example

File: seqspace2.txt

>X13776   Pseudomonas aeruginosa    amiC and amiR gene
 ggtaccgctg gccgagcatc tgctcgatca ccaccagccg ggcgacggga
 actgcacgat ctacctggcg agcctggagc acgagcgggt tcgcttcgta
 cggcgctgag cgacagtcac aggagaggaa acggatggga tcgcaccagg
 agcggccgct gatcggcctg ctgttctccg aaaccggcgt caccgccgat
 atcgagcgct cgcacgcgta tggcgcattg ctcgcggtcg agcaactgaa
 ccgcgagggc ggcgtcggcg gtcgcccgat cgaaacgctg tcccaggacc
 ccggcggcga cccggaccgc tatcggctgt gcgccgagga cttcattcgc
 aaccgggggg tacggttcct cgtgggctgc tacatgtcgc acacgcgcaa
 ggcggtgatg ccggtggtcg agcgcgccga cgcgctgctc tgctacccga
 ccccctacga gggcttcgag tattcgccga acatcgtcta cggcggtccg
 gcgccgaacc agaacagtgc gccgctggcg gcgtacctga ttcgccacta
 cggcgagcgg gtggtgttca tcggctcgga ctacatctat ccgcgggaaa
 gcaaccatgt gatgcgccac ctgtatcgcc agcacggcgg cacggtgctc
 gaggaaatct acattccgct gtatccctcc gacgacgact tgcagcgcgc
 cgtcgagcgc atctaccagg cgcgcgccga cgtggtcttc tccaccgtgg
 tgggcaccgg caccgccgag ctgtatcgcg ccatcgcccg tcgctacggc
 gacggcaggc ggccgccgat cgccagcctg accaccagcg aggcggaggt
 ggcgaagatg gagagtgacg tggcagaggg gcaggtggtg gtcgcgcctt
 acttctccag catcgatacg cccgccagcc gggccttcgt ccaggcctgc
 catggtttct tcccggagaa cgcgaccatc accgcctggg ccgaggcggc
 ctactggcag accttgttgc tcggccgcgc cgcgcaggcc gcaggcaact
 ggcgggtgga agacgtgcag cggcacctgt acgacatcga catcgacgcg
 ccacaggggc cggtccgggt ggagcgccag aacaaccaca gccgcctgtc
 ttcgcgcatc gcggaaatcg atgcgcgcgg cgtgttccag gtccgctggc
 agtcgcccga accgattcgc cccgaccctt atgtcgtcgt gcataacctc
 gacgactggt ccgccagcat gggcggggga ccgctcccat gagcgccaac
 tcgctgctcg gcagcctgcg cgagttgcag gtgctggtcc tcaacccgcc
 gggggaggtc agcgacgccc tggtcttgca gctgatccgc atcggttgtt
 cggtgcgcca gtgctggccg ccgccggaag ccttcgacgt gccggtggac
 gtggtcttca ccagcatttt ccagaatggc caccacgacg agatcgctgc
 gctgctcgcc gccgggactc cgcgcactac cctggtggcg ctggtggagt
 acgaaagccc cgcggtgctc tcgcagatca tcgagctgga gtgccacggc
 gtgatcaccc agccgctcga tgcccaccgg gtgctgcctg tgctggtatc
 ggcgcggcgc atcagcgagg aaatggcgaa gctgaagcag aagaccgagc
 agctccagga ccgcatcgcc ggccaggccc ggatcaacca ggccaaggtg
 ttgctgatgc agcgccatgg ctgggacgag cgcgaggcgc accagcacct
 gtcgcgggaa gcgatgaagc ggcgcgagcc gatcctgaag atcgctcagg
 agttgctggg aaacgagccg tccgcctgag cgatccgggc cgaccagaac
 aataacaaga ggggtatcgt catcatgctg ggactggttc tgctgtacgt
 tggcgcggtg ctgtttctca atgccgtctg gttgctgggc aagatcagcg
 gtcgggaggt ggcggtgatc aacttcctgg tcggcgtgct gagcgcctgc
 gtcgcgttct acctgatctt ttccgcagca gccgggcagg gctcgctgaa
 ggccggagcg ctgaccctgc tattcgcttt tacctatctg tgggtggccg
 ccaaccagtt cctcgag

Output file format

trimspace rewrites the input file.

Output files for usage example

File: seqspace2.trimspace

>X13776 Pseudomonas aeruginosa amiC and amiR gene
ggtaccgctg gccgagcatc tgctcgatca ccaccagccg ggcgacggga
actgcacgat ctacctggcg agcctggagc acgagcgggt tcgcttcgta
cggcgctgag cgacagtcac aggagaggaa acggatggga tcgcaccagg
agcggccgct gatcggcctg ctgttctccg aaaccggcgt caccgccgat
atcgagcgct cgcacgcgta tggcgcattg ctcgcggtcg agcaactgaa
ccgcgagggc ggcgtcggcg gtcgcccgat cgaaacgctg tcccaggacc
ccggcggcga cccggaccgc tatcggctgt gcgccgagga cttcattcgc
aaccgggggg tacggttcct cgtgggctgc tacatgtcgc acacgcgcaa
ggcggtgatg ccggtggtcg agcgcgccga cgcgctgctc tgctacccga
ccccctacga gggcttcgag tattcgccga acatcgtcta cggcggtccg
gcgccgaacc agaacagtgc gccgctggcg gcgtacctga ttcgccacta
cggcgagcgg gtggtgttca tcggctcgga ctacatctat ccgcgggaaa
gcaaccatgt gatgcgccac ctgtatcgcc agcacggcgg cacggtgctc
gaggaaatct acattccgct gtatccctcc gacgacgact tgcagcgcgc
cgtcgagcgc atctaccagg cgcgcgccga cgtggtcttc tccaccgtgg
tgggcaccgg caccgccgag ctgtatcgcg ccatcgcccg tcgctacggc
gacggcaggc ggccgccgat cgccagcctg accaccagcg aggcggaggt
ggcgaagatg gagagtgacg tggcagaggg gcaggtggtg gtcgcgcctt
acttctccag catcgatacg cccgccagcc gggccttcgt ccaggcctgc
catggtttct tcccggagaa cgcgaccatc accgcctggg ccgaggcggc
ctactggcag accttgttgc tcggccgcgc cgcgcaggcc gcaggcaact
ggcgggtgga agacgtgcag cggcacctgt acgacatcga catcgacgcg
ccacaggggc cggtccgggt ggagcgccag aacaaccaca gccgcctgtc
ttcgcgcatc gcggaaatcg atgcgcgcgg cgtgttccag gtccgctggc
agtcgcccga accgattcgc cccgaccctt atgtcgtcgt gcataacctc
gacgactggt ccgccagcat gggcggggga ccgctcccat gagcgccaac
tcgctgctcg gcagcctgcg cgagttgcag gtgctggtcc tcaacccgcc
gggggaggtc agcgacgccc tggtcttgca gctgatccgc atcggttgtt
cggtgcgcca gtgctggccg ccgccggaag ccttcgacgt gccggtggac
gtggtcttca ccagcatttt ccagaatggc caccacgacg agatcgctgc
gctgctcgcc gccgggactc cgcgcactac cctggtggcg ctggtggagt
acgaaagccc cgcggtgctc tcgcagatca tcgagctgga gtgccacggc
gtgatcaccc agccgctcga tgcccaccgg gtgctgcctg tgctggtatc
ggcgcggcgc atcagcgagg aaatggcgaa gctgaagcag aagaccgagc
agctccagga ccgcatcgcc ggccaggccc ggatcaacca ggccaaggtg
ttgctgatgc agcgccatgg ctgggacgag cgcgaggcgc accagcacct
gtcgcgggaa gcgatgaagc ggcgcgagcc gatcctgaag atcgctcagg
agttgctggg aaacgagccg tccgcctgag cgatccgggc cgaccagaac
aataacaaga ggggtatcgt catcatgctg ggactggttc tgctgtacgt
tggcgcggtg ctgtttctca atgccgtctg gttgctgggc aagatcagcg
gtcgggaggt ggcggtgatc aacttcctgg tcggcgtgct gagcgcctgc
gtcgcgttct acctgatctt ttccgcagca gccgggcagg gctcgctgaa
ggccggagcg ctgaccctgc tattcgcttt tacctatctg tgggtggccg
ccaaccagtt cctcgag

Data files

None.

Notes

None.

References

None.

Warnings

None.

Diagnostic Error Messages

None.

Exit status

It always exits with status 0.

Known bugs

None.

See also

Program name Description
aligncopy Reads and writes alignments
aligncopypair Reads and writes pairs from alignments
biosed Replace or delete sequence sections
codcopy Copy and reformat a codon usage table
cutseq Removes a section from a sequence
degapseq Removes non-alphabetic (e.g. gap) characters from sequences
descseq Alter the name or description of a sequence
entret Retrieves sequence entries from flatfile databases and files
extractalign Extract regions from a sequence alignment
extractfeat Extract features from sequence(s)
extractseq Extract regions from a sequence
featcopy Reads and writes a feature table
featreport Reads and writes a feature table
listor Write a list file of the logical OR of two sets of sequences
makenucseq Create random nucleotide sequences
makeprotseq Create random protein sequences
maskambignuc Masks all ambiguity characters in nucleotide sequences with N
maskambigprot Masks all ambiguity characters in protein sequences with X
maskfeat Write a sequence with masked features
maskseq Write a sequence with masked regions
newseq Create a sequence file from a typed-in sequence
nohtml Remove mark-up (e.g. HTML tags) from an ASCII text file
noreturn Remove carriage return from ASCII files
nospace Remove all whitespace from an ASCII text file
notab Replace tabs with spaces in an ASCII text file
notseq Write to file a subset of an input stream of sequences
nthseq Write to file a single sequence from an input stream of sequences
nthseqset Reads and writes (returns) one set of sequences from many
pasteseq Insert one sequence into another
revseq Reverse and complement a nucleotide sequence
seqret Reads and writes (returns) sequences
seqretsetall Reads and writes (returns) many sets of sequences
seqretsplit Reads sequences and writes them to individual files
sizeseq Sort sequences by size
skipredundant Remove redundant sequences from an input set
skipseq Reads and writes (returns) sequences, skipping first few
splitsource Split sequence(s) into original source sequences
splitter Split sequence(s) into smaller sequences
trimest Remove poly-A tails from nucleotide sequences
trimseq Remove unwanted characters from start and end of sequence(s)
union Concatenate multiple sequences into a single sequence
vectorstrip Removes vectors from the ends of nucleotide sequence(s)
yank Add a sequence reference (a full USA) to a list file

Author(s)

Jon Ison (jison © ebi.ac.uk)
European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, UK

History

Target users

This program is intended to be used by everyone and everything, from naive users to embedded scripts.

Comments

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