gene2xml is a stand-alone program that converts Entrez Gene
ASN.1 into XML.
Entrez Gene data are stored as compressed binary Entrezgene-Set ASN.1 files
on the NCBI ftp site, and have the suffix .ags.gz.
These are several-fold smaller than compressed XML files, resulting in
a significant savings of disk storage and network bandwidth.
Normal processing by gene2xml produces text XML files with the same
name but with .xgs as the suffix.
A summary of options is included below.
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File is Binary
File is Compressed
Single Input file (standard input by default) when not using -p
Log processing (list files processed when using -p)
Single Output file (standard output by default) when not using -p
Path to Files (if processing an entire directory)
Path for Results when using -p; defaults to the input directory