[Chimera-users] [chimera-dev] run chimera in terminal on mac os x

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Feb 24 12:00:02 PST 2010

On Feb 24, 2010, at 11:45 AM, ylei at ecs.umass.edu wrote:

> Dear all
> Could somebody tell me how to run Chimera in terminal on the system  
> of mac?
> Thanks.
> Yang

Hi Yang,
It is described in the User's Guide page on Chimera startup:


See the part about Mac OS X.  To summarize, if Chimera is installed  
as /Applications/Chimera , to start it from Terminal you would type:


(or if it is in a different place or you gave it a different name,  
substitute those instead).  Since that is kind of a long thing to  
type, you may want to make an alias.  My aliases are in the file  
named .tcshrc in my home directory on the mac, but the filename could  
be different depending on what shell you are using (maybe .bashrc  
or .cshrc or something like that).

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

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