[Chimera-users] Making aliases persist

Eric Pettersen pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jun 26 10:24:28 PDT 2006

Also, aliases are preserved in session files, which can be handy for  
aliases specific to a particular molecular system.

                         Eric Pettersen
                         UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
                         pett at cgl.ucsf.edu

On Jun 26, 2006, at 9:43 AM, Elaine Meng wrote:

> Dear Jeramia,
> There is a mechanism to have command scripts executed automatically;
> see the "Midas" section of the Preferences:
> http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/home/meng/docs/UsersGuide/ 
> preferences.html#Midas
> It is not exactly the same as having the aliases saved in the
> preferences; instead the location of the file with the aliases would
> be saved in the preferences, and the file would be executed
> automatically when the Command Line is opened (the Command Line used
> to be called the Midas Emulator, since many of the commands were
> originally Midas commands).  This  mechanism is pretty convenient on
> non-Windows, but I imagine it may be hard or slightly confusing to
> deal with the file location issue on Windows.
> At least this way, the students wouldn't have to remember to "read"
> or "source" their aliasing command files. I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> On Jun 26, 2006, at 7:57 AM, Jeramia J Ory wrote:
>> I have some students this summer who are using Chimera to check out
>> ligand anomalies in the PDB, and have fallen in love with the 'alias'
>> command, no surprise.  Is there a way to have them persist between
>> sessions, or save them in the preference file somewhere?  I imagine
>> piling them all into a file and then having them 'read' it each
>> session would work, but I thought I would see if there is a better
>> way.
>> Thanks,
>> Jeramia Ory
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