NAME - Sorts a BED annotation file.

SYNOPSIS [options] [file]


-v, --version

Prints version information and exits.

-h, --help

Prints a short help message and exits.


Prints a detailed manual page and exits.

DESCRIPTION reads a BED formatted annotation file and sorts the lines by sequence identifier and genomic location. Note: this simple script is not very memory efficient so you could run into problems if you try to sort really large BEDs.


 # some.bed

Sorts the file some.bed and prints the results to standard out.


Stefan Washietl <>