MAFFT version 7

Multiple alignment program for amino acid or nucleotide sequences

All-in-one package for Linux

Recommended only when redistributing MAFFT within another program package.
Otherwise, try RPM or source.



  1. Open a Terminal window.
  2. Untar the .tgz file in any folder you like.
    $ cd /somewhere/
    $ tar xfvz mafft-7.310-linux.tgz
  3. The mafft-linux64 and mafft-linux32 folders are generated.  Each folder has the mafft.bat script and the mafftdir subfolder.
    $ cd /somewhere/
    $ ls -F
    mafft-linux64/   mafft-linux32/
    $ cd mafft-linux64/
    $ ls -F
    mafft.bat*       mafftdir/
  4. If you want to move the installation to another location, just move the entire mafft-linux64 or mafft-linux32 folder (that contains both mafft.bat and mafftdir) to the new location.