A sequence data converting tool:
readseq is a widely used tool to convert various sequence data
formats written by D.G. Gilbert at Indiana University,
Bloomington. Besides the interconversion to make the
sequences palatable for a specific application, readseq
can be used to extract the raw sequence from any supported
The CygWin version is based on the readseq version dated 1Feb93.
The source code is ANSI C and compiles with gcc right out of
the box. We just want a small change to reduce the
executable size. To this end, add a -s to the CFLAGS
variable in line 13 of the makefile.
I used the following setup to build the software:
- Windows NT 4.0 SP3 Workstation
With this setup,
make gives a clean build.
To install the software, copy readseq.exe into a CygWin bin
The original sources can be downloaded here.
The precompiled binary for CygwinB20 is shipped as cygwinb20-readseq.tar.gz (24 kb).