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Shapovalov MV , Canutescu AA , Dunbrack RL
BioDownloader: Bioinformatics downloads and updates in a few clicks
Bioinformatics. 2007 May;23(11) :1437-9
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SUMMARY: There are many ftp or http servers storing data required for biological research. While some download applications are available, there is no user-friendly download application with a graphical interface specifically designed and adapted to meet the requirements of bioinformatics. BioDownloader is a program for downloading and updating files from ftp and http servers. It is optimized to work robustly with large numbers of files. It allows the selective retrieval of only the required files (batch downloads, multiple file masks, ls-lR file parsing, recursive search, recent updates, etc). BioDownloader has a built-in repository containing the settings for common bioinformatics file-synchronization needs, including the PDB and NCBI databases. It can post-process downloaded files, including archive extraction and file conversions. AVAILABILITY: The program can be installed from http://dunbrack.fccc.edu/BioDownloader. The software is freely available for both non-commercial and commercial users under the BSD license.
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