Source Command


The GOR command loads a source with genomic ordered relational data with some optional parameters.

For users of command line interfaces in Linux or Unix systems, the GOR command can be thought of as being similar to the cat commands. It basically outputs data from one or more file or a table. Unlike the cat command that concatenates multiple files together, the GOR command merges the data from multiple sources into a genomic ordered stream.

All GOR queries begin with the GOR command followed by the source file (or files) that you will be reading from. A valid GOR source has chromosome and position in the first two columns, the chromosome being lexicographically ordered and the position numerically ordered within each chromosome.

A GOR file is essentially a tab-delimited file (TSV) with a header and genomic ordered rows. Other examples of genomic ordered files are block-compressed GORZ files, BAM and Tabix files. Note however, that in most cases it is meaningless to compare or work with GOR sources with data from different genomic builds, unless the LIFTOVER command is being used.


gor -p -f -ff -fs -nf -s -w -ref -idx file1 file2 file3 ... fileN


-p chr:pos1-pos2

Choose a specific chromosome and position or a range to read. Both pos1 and pos2 are included.

-f A[,B]*

List of tags to filter files and file contents on.

-ff File

Read tags from a tag file and filter files and file contents on. Also accepts a nested query.


Silent filter, filter tags don’t need to be in the dictionary table. Only applicable with the -f or -ff options.


No row filter. Filter tags are only used to select files from dictionaries tables, but not for row filtering. Only applicable with the -f or -ff options when those are used on dictionaries tables.

-s [name]

Write source name into output (alias if present in dictionary table, else filename). Column name will be name but Source if no name is specified.

-idx File

Path to an index file associated with the input source. Normally index files are automatically loaded from the input source path but a custom index file can be supplied with this option.

-ref File

Path to a reference file or directory associated with the input source. Supplying a directory assumes the reference to be chromSeq reference. Supplying no reference will try to use the current reference path defined in te active project.