[Chimera-users] Making aliases persist

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jun 26 09:43:28 PDT 2006

Dear Jeramia,
There is a mechanism to have command scripts executed automatically;  
see the "Midas" section of the Preferences:

It is not exactly the same as having the aliases saved in the  
preferences; instead the location of the file with the aliases would  
be saved in the preferences, and the file would be executed  
automatically when the Command Line is opened (the Command Line used  
to be called the Midas Emulator, since many of the commands were  
originally Midas commands).  This  mechanism is pretty convenient on  
non-Windows, but I imagine it may be hard or slightly confusing to  
deal with the file location issue on Windows.

At least this way, the students wouldn't have to remember to "read"  
or "source" their aliasing command files. I hope this helps,

On Jun 26, 2006, at 7:57 AM, Jeramia J Ory wrote:

> I have some students this summer who are using Chimera to check out
> ligand anomalies in the PDB, and have fallen in love with the 'alias'
> command, no surprise.  Is there a way to have them persist between
> sessions, or save them in the preference file somewhere?  I imagine
> piling them all into a file and then having them 'read' it each
> session would work, but I thought I would see if there is a better  
> way.
> Thanks,
> Jeramia Ory
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Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                          meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

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