embInitP documentation?

pmr at ebi.ac.uk pmr at ebi.ac.uk
Sun Jun 26 12:31:19 UTC 2005

Hi C...,

> Can an ACD specify a variable number of arguments?  For example, can
> I give an arbitrary number of input sequences on the command line?  I
> know about list files, but this would be more useful to me...

In ACD (EMBOSS) terms, I assume you are asking about "parameters" - things
that appear on the commandline without a qualifier name.

We need to be able to count these, so having anything that appears as a
list of more than one string is not possible. Shell wildcard processing is
a pain in this respect.

The solution is to quote your list so it can appear as a single parameter,
and then process the value(s) in ACD.

Can you give a more specific example so I can chekc on what we already
have for that datatype/



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