You have seen some of the programs available within EMBOSS, and have been introduced to the way you can run these programs from the command line. You have not explored all the options available with these programs, and certainly have not completely covered all the applications currently available. This tutorial should have taught you a little about EMBOSS, and you should now have a better idea of the types of problems it can help you to solve.
You are encouraged to visit the EMBOSS web pages at http://emboss.open-bio.org/ where you will find information on the various applications EMBOSS has to offer. There is also a manual built into EMBOSS known as tfm.
You can use this program to see the manual entries for each program in EMBOSS. Let's look at the entry for the program wossname:
tfm wossnameDisplays full documentation for an application wossname Function Finds programs by keywords in their short description Description wossname search for the specified keywords (or parts thereof) in the application short description (as displayed by a program when it starts), functional group name and keywords. The group name, application name and short description of any matching applications is output (screen by default). If no search words are specified, then details of all the EMBOSS programs are output. There are various options for controlling how the search is performed and what is given in the output file. Optionally, the output will be wrapped in HTML tags ready for inclusion in a Web page. Usage --More--(1%)
The program displays the contents of the manual page by page, and you can move onto the next page by using the space bar. This behaviour may be turned off using the