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+ mention some addition details in the README.

  - installation instructions on Linux distributions from 2008 or earlier.
  - state the default trimming performed
  - the kind of FASTQ format produced by the program
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indraniel committed Mar 26, 2010
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@@ -24,6 +24,7 @@ Just do the following:
git clone git://;
cd sff2fastq;
make; # try 'make genome' if at the Genome Center at Washington University
+ # or on a Linux distribution from 2008 or earlier
The 'sff2fastq' executable should be in the working directory.
Afterwards, you can move the executable to wherever you wish.
@@ -36,6 +37,13 @@ workstations (both 32-bit and 64-bit machines), and on Mac OS X (version
10.5). Compiling on other types of operating systems and architectures
has not been experimented upon.
+The FASTQ output produced is of the Sanger FASTQ format as described
+here (
+Without any given options the default approach is to output trimmed
+sequence and quality values. This is similar in nature to the sff tools
+produced by 454 Life Sciences/Roche.

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