Xsamkit has been created as a set of tools for working with the .Xsam file
format. It contains conversion tools, to convert from .sam (sequence alignment mapping) format to .Xsam (extended sequence alignment mapping)
format, as well as conversion from .Xsam to .sam, .fastq and more. Xsamkit
also contains a multitude of filtering options that allows fast querying of the
The packages for RHEL 8 and RHEL 7 are in each distribution’s respective Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. The instructions for adding this repository diverge slightly between RHEL 8 and RHEL 7, which is why they’re listed separately below.
The EPEL repository can be added to RHEL 8 with the following command: