grabix - wee tool for random access into BGZF files

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Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename grabix_0.1.7-1_amd64.deb
Package name grabix
Package version 0.1.7
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category science
License -
Maintainer Debian Med Packaging Team <>
Download size 14.50 KB
Installed size 56.00 KB
In biomedical research it is increasing practice to study
the genetic basis of disease. This now frequently comprises
the sequencing of human sequences. The output of the machine
however is redundant, and the real sequence is the best
sequence to explain the redundancy. The exchange of data
happens only with compressed files - to huge and redundant
to perform otherwise. One should avoid uncompression whenever
grabix leverages the fantastic BGZF library of the samtools
package 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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
grabix - - -


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libc6 >= 2.14
libgcc1 >= 1:3.3.1
libstdc++6 >= 5.2
tabix -
zlib1g >= 1:1.2.0


Type URL
Binary Package grabix_0.1.7-1_amd64.deb
Source Package grabix

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install grabix deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install grabix




2018-10-28 - Andreas Tille <>
grabix (0.1.7-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* Fix watch file
* debhelper 11
* Point Vcs fields to
* Standards-Version: 4.2.1
* Remove trailing whitespace in debian/control
* Remove trailing whitespace in debian/copyright
* Remove trailing whitespace in debian/rules
2013-07-18 - Steffen Moeller <>
grabix (0.1.6+git20171023-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Steffen Moeller ]
* Initial release (Closes: #897037).
[ Andreas Tille ]
* debhelper 10
* Moved packaging from SVN to Git

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