[Chimera-users] Newbie Questions

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Apr 11 16:16:20 PDT 2006

On Apr 7, 2006, at 1:17 PM, Shafrir, Yinon ((NIH/NCI)) [F] wrote:
> Also, when I select the chain and use the write command in this  
> manner “write selected su1.pdb”  the save dialog box pops up (even  
> though I designated a filename)
> When I try “write selected 0 su1.pdb” nothing happens.

Elaine covered most of the answer here.  Just a couple of things...   
The first write command you mention is missing the model number.  So  
Chimera interprets "su1.pdb" as the model number (which is obviously  
kind of stupid) and the file name as missing, so it brings up a  
browser.  I'll fix things so that it does some sanity checking on the  
"model number" and issues a syntax error in this case.   The second  
write command probably did work but silently.  I'll add a status  
message when the write command succeeds so that it doesn't seem like  
nothing happened.  Also, the file gets written into the "current  
working directory", which may not be anyplace useful on Windows or  
the Mac, so on those platforms you may want to specify a complete  
path name for the file (or use the browser version of the command).


                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
                         pett at cgl.ucsf.edu

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