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5.1. Do I need to install the Command Line Tools on the same machine as my Genomics Server software?
The Command Line Tools is a client interface for the Genomics Server, in the same way that the Genomics Workbench is. If you plan to use either of these pieces of client software to connect to a Genomics Server, the requirement is that it be installed on a machine that can connect to the machine your Genomics Server software is running on.
This can be the same machine your Genomics Server is installed on. More commonly it would be a different machine.
The initial parameters you provide (-S, -P, -U, -W) allow you to specify the machine and port the Genomics Server software is running on, and your user credentials to log into the Genomics Server. (Your user credentials are the same as those used to log in to the Genomics Server via a Workbench or the Genomics Server administrative web interface.)
Further details about the use of the Command Line Tools can be found in the user manual:
You can download the Command Line Tools from: