This module provides miscellaneous useful utility classes and methods that do not fit in any specific module.
|create_dir(dir_name[, fail_on_exist, ...])||Create a directory safely and fail meaningfully|
|flatten(items)||Removes one level of nesting from items|
|remove_files(list_of_filepaths[, ...])||Remove list of filepaths, optionally raising an error if any are missing|
|safe_md5(open_file[, block_size])||Computes an md5 sum without loading the file into memory|
|is_casava_v180_or_later(header_line)||Check if the header looks like it is Illumina software post-casava v1.8|