[Chimera-users] Chimera --send command
goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Jul 13 11:20:57 PDT 2009
There is currently no provision for "chimera --send file" to specify
which Chimera the file should be sent to. If multiple Chimera instances
are running on the same machine as the same user then the instance whose
main window most recently had the input focus is the one that gets the
file. You could exploit that by somehow giving the focus to the
instance you want before doing the "chimera --send". This will be
erratic unless you have a means of setting the focus that is synchronous
so you can be sure it happened before the "chimera --send" is run.
Another ugly approach is to run your Chimera instances under different
user accounts on the same machine.
The chimera --send implementation uses a socket with a randomly
assigned port number. The port number is put into a file on the local
file system specific to the user. When "chimera --send" is run it looks
for that file to get the port number. There's no provision in the code
to keep track of multiple Chimera instances listening on different
ports. Instead, when a Chimera instance gets the input focus, it
overwrites the file containing the port number. This code is in
see the portOnTop(), write_webinfo(), remove_webinfo() routines.
A better design to handle your case would allow you to specify the
port number when you start a Chimera instance and also when you later
use chimera --send.
I guess you are doing interesting stuff with Chimera on a tiled wall.
I'd be interested in hearing some details.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [Chimera-users] Chimera --send command
From: cdlau at ucsd.edu
To: chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
Date: 7/12/09 7:32 PM
> I am currently running chimera remotely on a computer using "ssh"
> commands. I have been using the "chimera --send" command to send cmd and
> python scripts to a computer running chimera. I was wondering if it were
> possible for me to run 2 or more instances of Chimera on a computer and
> control which instance of Chimera the "--send" script is executed by.
> Thanks for your help,
> Chimera-users mailing list
> Chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu
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