bedtools is a powerful toolset for genome arithmetic.
About: developed in the quinlanlab.org and by many contributors worldwide.
Usage: bedtools <subcommand> [options]
The bedtools sub-commands include:
[ Genome arithmetic ]
intersect Find overlapping intervals in various ways.
window Find overlapping intervals within a window around an interval.
closest Find the closest, potentially non-overlapping interval.
coverage Compute the coverage over defined intervals.
map Apply a function to a column for each overlapping interval.
genomecov Compute the coverage over an entire genome.
merge Combine overlapping/nearby intervals into a single interval.
cluster Cluster (but don't merge) overlapping/nearby intervals.
complement Extract intervals _not_ represented by an interval file.
shift Adjust the position of intervals.
subtract Remove intervals based on overlaps b/w two files.
slop Adjust the size of intervals.
flank Create new intervals from the flanks of existing intervals.
sort Order the intervals in a file.
random Generate random intervals in a genome.
shuffle Randomly redistrubute intervals in a genome.
sample Sample random records from file using reservoir sampling.
spacing Report the gap lengths between intervals in a file.
annotate Annotate coverage of features from multiple files.
[ Multi-way file comparisons ]
multiinter Identifies common intervals among multiple interval files.
unionbedg Combines coverage intervals from multiple BEDGRAPH files.
[ Paired-end manipulation ]
pairtobed Find pairs that overlap intervals in various ways.
pairtopair Find pairs that overlap other pairs in various ways.
[ Format conversion ]
bamtobed Convert BAM alignments to BED (& other) formats.
bedtobam Convert intervals to BAM records.
bamtofastq Convert BAM records to FASTQ records.
bedpetobam Convert BEDPE intervals to BAM records.
bed12tobed6 Breaks BED12 intervals into discrete BED6 intervals.
[ Fasta manipulation ]
getfasta Use intervals to extract sequences from a FASTA file.
maskfasta Use intervals to mask sequences from a FASTA file.
nuc Profile the nucleotide content of intervals in a FASTA file.
[ BAM focused tools ]
multicov Counts coverage from multiple BAMs at specific intervals.
tag Tag BAM alignments based on overlaps with interval files.
[ Statistical relationships ]
jaccard Calculate the Jaccard statistic b/w two sets of intervals.
reldist Calculate the distribution of relative distances b/w two files.
fisher Calculate Fisher statistic b/w two feature files.
[ Miscellaneous tools ]
overlap Computes the amount of overlap from two intervals.
igv Create an IGV snapshot batch script.
links Create a HTML page of links to UCSC locations.
makewindows Make interval "windows" across a genome.
groupby Group by common cols. & summarize oth. cols. (~ SQL "groupBy")
expand Replicate lines based on lists of values in columns.
split Split a file into multiple files with equal records or base pairs.
[ General help ]
--help Print this help menu.
--version What version of bedtools are you using?.
--contact Feature requests, bugs, mailing lists, etc.