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Fetch chrom.sizes information from UCSC for the given <db>
fetchChromSizes <db> > <db>.chrom.sizes
This tool is part of UCSC Genome Browser's utilities.
This script expects to find one of the following commands:
ftp in order to fetch information from UCSC.
Route the output to the file .chrom.sizes as indicated above.
The following command will export chromosome sizes for human reference genome (hg38) to a file hg38.chrom.sizes
fetchChromSizes hg38 > hg38.chrom.sizes