mothur

Error in sub.sample command in v.1.26

Hi,

I’m trying to subsample my fasta, name and group files to 1260 sequences per sample, with the following command:

sub.sample(fasta=Bact.final.fasta, name=Bact.final.names, group=Bact.final.groups, size=1260, persample=true)

The command appears to run well, then gives me the following output:

Output File Names:
Bact.final.subsample.unique.fasta
Bact.final.subsample.names

mv: cannot stat `Bact.final.subsample.names’: No such file or directory
/******************************************/
Done.

Output File Names:
Bact.final.subsample.names
Bact.final.subsample.fasta
Bact.final.subsample.groups

However, the files ‘Bact.final.subsample.unique.fasta’ and ‘Bact.final.subsample.names’ are not created, despite being listed as outputs. Also, the line that begins with ‘mv: cannot stat…’ only appears in the terminal window, not in the logfile created for this session. It’s all a bit strange.

The exact same command run with v.1.25 has no problems. It successfully creates ‘Bact.final.subsample.unique.fasta’ and ‘Bact.final.subsample.names’.

I’ll use v.1.25 for this command for now, so there’s no rush. I really enjoy using mothur, by the way. Thanks for giving us such a useful set of tools!
Best,
Dominique

P.S. I’m running Ubuntu 11.04 and using the linux 64-bit executable version of mothur.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. It will be fixed in our next release.