Regarding combining several txt files and producing one fastq file
To merge together multiple datasets this way, use the tool "Text
Manipulation -> Concatenate datasets tail-to-head". This works on two
datasets at a time, so you may need to run it a few times if you have
more than that, adding in a new file to the master merged file with each
Watch out for introducing blank lines (unintentionally) between the
files. To remove them should any be present (it doesn't harm a file if
none are there), after you have merged all the files together, use the
tool "Filter and Sort -> Select" with:
option: NOT Matching
and the expression: ^$
> Dear Jennifer
> I was wondering if there is a tool in galaxy that combines several txt
> files (which I got from decompressing fastq.tgz file) and produce one
> fastq file from them.
> I was searching it in google and read your previous email to somebody
> else and you mentioned about the tool "cat" which seems to be the
> right tool for me to use to combine these txt files in order to
> produce one fastq file.. but I can't find this tool..
> any advice?
> Thank you very much and I always appreciate your help very much!!
> Yona Kim
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