[Chimera-users] [chimerax-users] Default storage folder, ChimeraX

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Feb 14 08:50:18 PST 2020

If the reason you want to change the location is to put the storage on another disk, then you can use the “symbolic link trick” in the other direction.  For instance, to have the file stored in /volumes/data/chimerax (and assuming /volumes/data/chimerax does not exist):

	mv ~/Downloads/ChimeraX /volumes/data/chimerax ; ln -s /volumes/data/chimerax ~/Downloads/ChimeraX


	Eric Pettersen
	UCSF Computer Graphics Lab

> On Feb 14, 2020, at 8:37 AM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
> Hi Martín,
> Currently there is no way in the user interface to change the ChimeraX downloads location, described here:
> <http://rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimerax/docs/user/commands/open.html#fetch <http://rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimerax/docs/user/commands/open.html#fetch>>
> You could make a symbolic link to that location, but the files would still really be in the same place. 
> Probably the location can be changed by editing somewhere in the Python code, but somebody else would have to advise on that.
> You may be interested that there is a separate mailing list for ChimeraX, chimerax-users at cgl.ucsf.edu <mailto:chimerax-users at cgl.ucsf.edu> (CC’d on this message).
> Best,
> Elaine
> -----
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
> UCSF Chimera(X) team
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
>> On Feb 13, 2020, at 4:00 PM, Martín González Buitrón <martingonzalezbuitron at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dears all,
>> Hope you are well.
>> I have started to use ChimeraX in Ubuntu and I realised that one folder was created with my fetches and other things (i.e. ~/Download/ChimeraX/).
>> How can I change this to other of my own preference?
>> All the best,
>> Martín
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