RefChef serve

RefChef comes with the refchef-serve script. RefChef Serve uses Flask to create a minimal web interface with a list of references downloaded to the local system. It takes the argument --master (-m) or --config -c to find the local master.yaml file. RefChef serve will render a web interface with a filterable table containing all references, indices, and annotations.

Currently, the table shows only the following fields: reference name, species, organization, component, location of files, files, and UUID.

To render the application:

refchef-serve -m path/to/master.yaml


refchef-serve -c path/to/cfg.yaml

This will create and run the application that can be accessed at

Here's an example: