You can control IGB by embedding IGB links in Web pages. This is useful when you need to manually inspect a large number of regions. By clicking links in an IGB links page, you can quickly move to a new region.
IGB links syntax
When IGB launches, it starts a "bookmark server" at localhost, port 7085.
IGB uses this internal server to handle HTTP requests.
An IGB link base URL is structured as
Show a region
IGB link syntax to show a region is:
- version - genome version
- start - start position of the region to show
- end - end position of the region to show
- seqid - chromosome sequence
As of IGB 6.3, you can use the scriptfile parameter to send commands to IGB, where scriptfile designates a local file or URL
- For IGB command line syntax, see Scripting and the IGB command language.