[Chimera-users] multiple Chimera sessions on Mac

Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy yarovoy at ucdavis.edu
Tue Feb 3 16:56:23 PST 2015

Hi Elaine,

Thank you! - it worked.

The alias that I have on my Mac by default is not working with multiple 
terminal windows:
alias chimera='open -a '\''/Applications/Chimera.app'\'''

I created new alias that works fine:
alias chim='/Applications/Chimera.app/Contents/MacOS/chimera'


On 2/3/15 3:18 PM, Elaine Meng wrote:
> 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:
> /Applications/Chimera.app/Contents/MacOS/chimera
> … 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:
> <http://www.rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/UsersGuide/startup.html>
> 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
> ----------
> 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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