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I ran the following command trying to download a fasta file from NIH but the command doesn't seem to terminate and I get no output file in my repository:

fastq-dump SRR10134980

I have installed SRA Toolkit following the instructions on this page.

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    $\begingroup$ Do you get the same behavior when you use fasterq-dump? Note that fasterq-dump is the successor to the older fastq-dump tool. $\endgroup$
    – Steve
    Mar 20, 2023 at 6:58

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That's an 11GB file and fastq-dump is not a speedster. Without more info the likely answer is that it keeps downloading which might take several hours on poor connection. You can get fastq download links from sra-explorer.info -- That is more stable than this tool.

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