This command allows searching for sequences matching a given pattern. The function produces both a list in the text output window and a gap4 "list" of reading names. The highlighted output is clickable, with the left mouse button invoking the contig editor and the right mouse button displaying a popup-menu allowing additional operations (contig editor, template display, reading notes and contig notes).
The text search may be performed as either case-sensitive or case-insensitive. Additionally the pattern search types are available.
*matches any sequence of characters,
?matches any single character,
]matches a set of characters defined by chars, and
\char matches the literal character char. Character sets may use a minus sign to match a range. For example
x*.[fr][1-9]matches any name starting with
xand ending with fullstop followed by either
rfollowed by a single digit between 1 and 9 inclusive. To match a substring using wild-cards prepend or append the search string with
$syntax. A full description of regular expressions is beyond the scope of this manual.