[Chimera-users] Open a file with Windows 10 Command Prompt

Conrad Huang conrad at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri May 19 12:14:13 PDT 2017

Hi, Mark.

What is the actual command you typed?  And did Chimera not start, or 
start but not open the data file?

I am able to launch Chimera with a PDB file on my machine using the 
following commands:

cd d:\chimerax\src\core\atomic
"c:\Program Files\Chimera 2016-09-23\bin\chimera.exe" ideal_helix.pdb

The first command sets the "current folder" and the second launches 
Chimera with a file in that folder.  The latter command used a full path 
for a daily build of Chimera.  If you put the Chimera "bin" directory in 
your PATH environment variable, you should be able to just type 
"chimera" instead.


On 5/19/2017 12:32 AM, Mark F Rosenberg wrote:
> For Mac in Terminal I can type Chimera and the file name to open a
> volume etc which is very useful. In Windows 10 for Command Prompt
> Terminal I cannot seem to achieve this. I thought if I added "open"
> after the executable I could achieve this but it does not appear to
> work.  Please can you advise? Many thanks.
> Mark
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