I want to run the command

python quast.py -o quast contigs.fasta

but I want to do this for multiple contigs.fasta files in multiple directories.

I'm running OSX.

1 Answer 1


You can use the find command to help you run it multiples times. It should be something like:

find /your_dev_dir -name "contigs.fasta" -exec python quast.py -o quast {} \;

This runs the command on every file called contigs.fasta that is in /your_dev_dir, or a subdirectory of that directory, or a subsubdirectory recursively.

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