[Chimera-users] copy file command

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jan 17 13:30:25 PST 2013

Hi Rachel,
It goes in the "working directory," but where that is depends on platform and whether you started up by clicking the icon or by using the command line.  To be certain of the file going in a certain place, you would need to specify location in the command, either "cd" to go there first, or pathname within the "copy" command. 

For example:

cd /Users/meng/Desktop
copy file testimage.png
- OR -
copy file /Users/meng/Desktop/testimage.png

You could use "~" to mean your home directory, for example:

copy file ~/Desktop/testimage.png

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Jan 17, 2013, at 1:03 PM, Rachel Kramer Green wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to save an image using the cmd line in Chimera.  The command that I am using is: 
> copy file testimage.jpg jpeg  width 500  height 500 
> It looks like it is working. The bottom bar of the display screen says "rendering high resolution image" and then "Finished saving image(s)."  However, then I cannot find a created file anywhere.
> Any idea what is happening to the saved file?
> Thanks!
> -- 
> Rachel Kramer Green, Ph.D.
> kramer at rcsb.rutgers.edu

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