MAFFT version 7

Multiple alignment program for amino acid or nucleotide sequences

All-in-one package for Mac OS X

Recommended only when redistributing MAFFT within another program package.
Otherwise, try the standard package.



  1. Open a Terminal window (Finder → Applications → Utilities → Terminal).
  2. Unzip the package in any folder you like.
    $ cd /somewhere/
    $ unzip mafft-7.394-mac.zip
  3. The mafft-mac folder is generated.  This folder has the mafft.bat script and the mafftdir subfolder.
    $ cd /somewhere/
    $ ls -F
    $ cd mafft-mac/
    $ ls -F
    mafft.bat*    mafftdir/
  4. If you want to move the installation to another location, just move the entire mafft-mac folder to the new location.