[Chimera-users] match command

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Sun Jan 20 10:34:28 PST 2019

Hi Hernando,
I believe you want this:

match #0:ADP.A #1:ADP.A  move atoms

First you give the atoms to match, and then there is a “move” option for whether to move the only the atoms or their whole models. As you saw, moving the whole models is the default.


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

> On Jan 20, 2019, at 10:12 AM, Hernando J Sosa <hernando.sosa at einstein.yu.edu> wrote:
> Dear Chimera,
> Can somebody clarify the syntax of the match command. I am specifically trying to move several atoms (residues or ligands) to match their location in another model *without* moving the rest of the model.
> e.g. 
> match #0:ADP.A #1:ADP.A 
> works fine but moves the whole model #0
> But
> match #0:ADP.A #1:ADP.A atoms
> Or using any other option after the atom specifications generate the following error:
> "an even number of space-separated atom specs are required"
> According to the user-guide website the syntax is:
> match  atom-spec1  atom-spec2  options
> Not sure what the problem is.
> Thanks
> H.

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