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I have several bam files from unknown origin. I'd like to know what software was used to obtain those bam files, e.g. bwa-mem. Is it possible to somehow check it?

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If you're lucky the information is stored in the BAM header in the lines starting with @PG which stores the command lines run on the BAM, use samtools view -H your.bam to display the header.

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  • $\begingroup$ Indeed, there was the full command line, thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Adamm
    Mar 19 at 8:38

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