|1||Copy an input file (fasta format; example) into the mafft-win folder, which was extracted from the package.|
|2||Double-click on mafft.bat. As this file is not signed, Windows Defender SmartScreen may warn that this app is unrecognized. Select “More info” to run anyway. Tested on Windows 10, 8.1 and 7.|
|2′||Alternatively, to run the signed version, right-click (not double-click) on mafft-signed.ps1 and select Run with PowerShell. Confirm that Publisher is “Osaka University” if asked. Tested on Windows 10 and 8.1.|
|3||Follow the prompts. Filename extension (eg., .txt) must be typed, if any.|
C:\somewhere\mafft-win>mafft.bat --out output.txt --localpair input.txtThis function had a problem in version 7.407 (released 2018/Jul). Fixed in version 7.409 (2018/Aug).
To run mafft-signed.ps1, the signed version, use Windows PowerShell.
PS C:\somewhere\mafft-win> Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser AllSigned PS C:\somewhere\mafft-win> .\mafft-signed.ps1 --out output.txt --localpair input.txt PS C:\somewhere\mafft-win> Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser RestrictedExecutionPolicy is configured before and after running mafft in this case.
call C:\somewhere\mafft-win\mafft.bat --localpair --out output.txt input.txt
cmd.exe /C C:\somewhere\mafft-win\mafft.bat --localpair --out output.txt input.txt
To call the signed script, mafft-signed.ps1,
powershell.exe -ExecutionPolicy AllSigned C:\somewhere\mafft-win\mafft-signed.ps1 --localpair --out output.txt input.txt
There are more efficient ways to directly call binary executables (.exe), instead of a script, in Windows environment. Contact us if necessary.