[Chimera-users] multiple Chimera sessions on Mac

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Feb 3 15:18:04 PST 2015

Hi Vladimir,
We just ran a test on Yosemite and didn't have any problem doing this.  Chimera was installed in Applications, so we opened two Terminal windows, and in each one, entered:


… resulting in two running instances of Chimera.  The main thing is to substitute in the correct path and app name depending on where you installed Chimera and whether you changed its name.

I'm not sure what you didn't mean by "doesn't work," however.  

There are general instructions for starting from the command line here:

Creating aliases as described in that earlier chimera-users post is only for convenience as a typing shortcut, but it's not necessary.
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 Feb 3, 2015, at 2:28 PM, Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy <yarovoy at ucdavis.edu> wrote:

> Hello,
> Is it possible to open multiple Chimera sessions on Mac OS X Yosemite?  I tried to start multiple chimera sessions from different terminal windows that was recommended in this thread - http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/pipermail/chimera-users/2008-October/003231.html - but it doesn't work.
> Thank you,
> Vladimir

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