[Chimera-users] Chimera 1.2540 installer options and unattended installation

Greg Couch gregc at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Aug 5 14:16:12 PDT 2008

On Mon, 4 Aug 2008, Frank Thommen wrote:

> Hi chimera-users,
> the Chimera installer seems to know some options and modifiers, but I
> could not find out what they mean:
> # ./chimera-1.2540-linux.exe -help
> UnZipSFX 5.41 of 16 April 2000, by Info-ZIP (Zip-Bugs at lists.wku.edu).
> Valid options are -tfupcz and -d <exdir>; modifiers are -abjnoqCLMVX.
> #
> Does anybody know what these options and modifiers do or where I can
> read about them?
> My motivation is, that I'd like to install Chimera in a non-interactive
> way (batchscript) in a non-standard location.  Is there a way to achieve
> that?
> Thanks in advance
>     frank

On Linux, the chimera installer is a self-extracting zip file, so the 
options you see are the options unzipsfx accepts -- do "man unzipsfx" for 
more details.

For batch installing, you'll need to give the installer an answer to the 
one question it asks by redirecting standard input to be from a pipe or a 
file.  For example:

 	chmod +x ./chimera-1.2540-linux.exe
 	echo /usr/local/chimera | ./chimera-1.2540-linux.exe

Good luck,

 	Greg Couch
 	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

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