[Chimera-users] Where does Chimera copy command save images?

Martti Tolvanen martti.tolvanen at utu.fi
Fri Apr 9 03:53:14 PDT 2021

Thanks Elaine,

Command cd had been too short in the left sidebar command index to come into my attention! This works perfectly.


-----Original Message-----
From: Elaine Meng [mailto:meng at cgl.ucsf.edu] 
Sent: 8. huhtikuutata 2021 18:41
To: Martti Tolvanen <martti.tolvanen at utu.fi>
Cc: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
Subject: Re: [Chimera-users] Where does Chimera copy command save images?

Hi Martti,
I don't know the answer, but another thing you can do is use the Chimera "cd" command to change the working directory so that later in the same session, you no longer have to specify it in the filenames of files to open or save.  (Alas, there is no Chimera "pwd" command to tell you what it thinks is the current working directory, however.)


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

> On Apr 8, 2021, at 5:43 AM, Martti Tolvanen <martti.tolvanen at utu.fi> wrote:
> I have tried to use the command copy on command line to save images, with a goal to do that in a script. The messages of rendering a high-res image and image saved come up, but the file is nowhere to be found. My guess is that the default save location is in the Chimera program folder, which would not be permitted, but Chimera just doesn't see it as a failed attempt. I do have a workaround of including the full path in a filename, but I'm just curious where the file would be going by default, and whether there is some command to change the working folder by a command. FYI it's Chimera 1.15 in Windows 10. 
> Martti Tolvanen
> University Lecturer in Bioinformatics
> U of Turku, Finland

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