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This documentation reflects EDirect version 10.9, released on 2/1/2019.

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.

The 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”.