Pfscan scans a protein or DNA sequence with a profile library. pfscan compares a protein or nucleic acid sequence against a profile library. The result is an unsorted list of profile- sequence matches written to the standard output. A variety of output formats containing different informations can be specified via the options -l, -L, -r, and -z. The file *sequence* contains a sequence in EMBL or SWISS-PROT format (assumed by default) or in Pearson or Fasta format (indicated by option -f). The *profile_library* file contains a library of profiles in PROSITE format. If *-* is specified instead of one of the filenames, the corresponding data is read from the standard input.
Parent program: pftools
PFTools is a collection of programs supporting the generalized profile format and search method of PROSITE.