[Chimera-users] command line zone selection?

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sat Dec 30 10:09:49 PST 2006

On Sat, 30 Dec 2006, Kenward Vaughan wrote:

> I'm putting together a demo for my students this next semester, and was hoping
> to be able to do a zone selection about the ligand. Is this possible with the
> command line?  I haven't been able to pull out a reference for such, yet.
> Certainly I could pull together the list of residues myself, but thought it'd
> be nice to have the command available.  Some students might like to create a
> demo file for their reports, and this would become a pivotal tool for a
> subset of those.
> If not directly available, then a wishlist addition, perhaps?  Something like:
> zonesel [within|beyond] [+/- angstroms] [atom-spec]
> where the sign of the angstrom value denotes whether to include (+) or exclude
> (-) the atoms in atom-spec.

Take a look at the Atom Specification documentation in the subsection on 
Zones.  So:

 	display ligand z<5

Will display all of the residues that are less than 5 angstroms from the 

 	- Greg

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