BamUtil: dumpHeader

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Overview of the dumpHeader function of bamUtil

The dumpHeader option on the bam executable prints the header of the specified SAM/BAM file to cout.


    Required Parameters:
	filename : the sam/bam filename whose header should be printed.


./bam dumpHeader <inputFile>

Return Value

  • 0: the header was successfully read and printed.
  • non-0: the header was not successfully read or was not printed. (Returns the SamStatus.)

Example Output

@SQ	SN:1	LN:247249719
@SQ	SN:2	LN:242951149
@SQ	SN:3	LN:199501827