download only the SRAs you want, from cmd line

go to the NCBI SRA database site, click the record you are interested in and then click the tab ‘data access’ and copy-paste the https URL into a text file

place this text file of your SRA URLs into the directory where you wish to download the data (no spaces in the list or any trailing characters, etc)

enter the command

for i in `cat srr.list` ; do wget $i ; done

et voila, go have a snack

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