This documentation reflects EDirect version 8.60, released on 4/26/2018.
We strive to keep this documentation up-to-date with the latest release. If you are looking for documentation on a more recent version of EDirect, or to find out more about new EDirect releases, please see the Release Notes of NCBI's EDirect documentation.
nquire command creates a URL to query a server based on your specifications. This can be useful if you wish to bypass the EDirect commands and create an E-utilities API URL manually. However,
nquire is not limited to creating E-utilities URLs, and also allows you to incorporate non-E-utilities API calls into your EDirect scripts.
This page is still under construction. For more information on
nquire, please see NCBI’s EDirect documentation page, “Entrez Direct: E-utilities on the UNIX Command Line”.