Getting Started

Using the BioGrids software collection

The BioGrids software collection can be found installed at /programs. All software in the BioGrids collection is run from the the command line in a terminal. Do set up the shell environment the terminal to run the programs, you will need to initialize the BioGrids environment.

Bash users should initialize the BioGrids environment using :

source /programs/biogrids.shrc

Tcsh users should initialize the BioGrids environment with :

source /programs/biogrids.cshrc

On initialization, you should see the BioGrids welcome message

BioGrids

Making the shell configuration automatic

To setup your terminal to automatically load the BioGrids environment, add the following to your configuration file:

For Bash, in ~/.bashrc, add :

if [ -f /programs/biogrids.shrc ] ; then
  source /programs/biogrids.cshrc
fi

For tcsh, in ~/.tcshrc or ~/.cshrc, add :

if ( -e /programs/biogrids.cshrc) then
    source /programs/biogrids.cshrc
endif

Setting an alias

If you would prefer to load the BioGrids environment on demand and not have to type the command above, you can set an alias to a shorter command of your choosing.

For example, for bash in ~/.bashrc :

alias sbg='source /programs/biogrids.shrc'

For tcsh in ~/.tcshrc, this would be

alias sbg 'source /programs/biogrids.cshrc'

Questions or problems? Please email bugs@biogrids.org