# get.group

The get.group command allows you to get a listing of the different groups available for the multi-sample OTU data that are currently stored in memory. This feature should help in using the group option for other commands. For this tutorial you should download and decompress amazondata.zip.

## Default Options

The shared parameter is required.

mothur > get.group(shared=amazon.an.shared)
rainforest
pasture


This tells you that you have two groups: one for the rainforest sequences and another for the pasture sequences.

## Revisions

• 1.40.0 - Speed and memory improvements for shared files. #357 , #347