[Chimera-users] is there a way...

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Aug 26 15:55:50 PDT 2009

Hi Connie,
A session saves the state, but not how the state was achieved.

The command history is saved in your preferences file.  You can  
change the number of commands that is saved (Favorites... Preference,  
Command Line category), but that has to be done proactively.  Once  
something has fallen off the back end of the history, it is gone, sorry.

Depending on what you are trying to do, you may want to take a look  
at the "mcopy" command.  It copies settings from one molecule to  
another, but requires identical atom/residue names etc.

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

On Aug 26, 2009, at 2:48 PM, Connie Oshiro wrote:

> Elaine, et al--
> I have a chimera session that was saved a while back (xxx.py).  I  
> can open it and view it in chimera.
> Question:  Is there a way to extract/recontruct the commands that  
> were used to create the view that I have?  In this case, all  
> commands were executed on the command line.
> The history file doesn't go back far enough.
> I took a look at the python file and didn't find midas/chimera  
> commands.  For example, I know I used "rainbow", with  some options  
> for the colors, but I don't see "rainbow" in the .py file.
> thanks for any info.
> connie

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