[Chimera-users] Chimera question with Mac
goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Nov 30 14:22:06 PST 2009
Using "vi" takes some learning while TextEdit is mostly
self-explanatory except for the unfortunate situation that "plain text"
is not a format in the TextEdit / Save As... dialog. Many programmers
I think the little bits of machine code you have seen it TextEdit
plain text output is because it encodes in unicode (UTF-8), an encoding
that can handle international characters (Chinese, diacriticals, ...).
Chimera should read unicode command scripts (I haven't tried though),
but if you open such a file in an editor that doesn't know about unicode
(e.g. vi) and you've use any unusual character you'll see weird binary
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] Chimera question with Mac
From: Corey Fugate
To: Durga Velukumar
Date: 11/30/09 2:13 PM
> You need to use a text editor like Vi or pico, both of which are
> included on your mac. In you applications folder, go into
> the utilities folder and ope Terminal. cd to your Desktop (cd Desktop)
> and open Vi by typing "vi" or "pico" (without quotes). These programs
> let you give whatever file extension you want (you want .cmd). I like Vi
> (I'm just used to it, there are plenty of other editors out there).
> Below are links to a Vi tutorial -
> Elaine and Thomas - often TextEdit puts in little bits of machine code,
> this has caused me some grieve in the past, so I avoid that program at
> all costs.
> On Nov 26, 2009, at 5:25 PM, Durga Velukumar wrote:
>> I'm an undergraduate student at the University of Georgia and I'm
>> using your system, UCSF Chimera, for my powerpoint presentation. I'm
>> having some problems with trying to create a movie. I have a MacBook
>> Pro, which I just got this recent August, and downloaded the latest
>> Chimera version for the Mac. I'm trying to save the commands in a
>> separate file, like TextEdit, but I don't know what type of file to
>> save it as. I'm hoping to be able to open the file through Chimera to
>> play the movie. I tried saving the commands as "movie.cmd" but
>> TextEdit is not allowing me to save that type of file. Any help would
>> be greatly appreciated.
>> Thank you,
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