grabix leverages the fantastic BGZF library in samtools to provide random access into text files that have been compressed with bgzip. grabix creates it's own index (.gbi) of the bgzipped file. Once indexed, one can extract arbitrary lines from the file with the grab command. Or choose random lines with the, well, random command.
InstallationUse the following command to install this title with the CLI client:
$ biogrids-cli install grabix