[Chimera-users] Open a file with Windows 10 Command Prompt

Julian Tirado-Rives julian.tirado-rives at yale.edu
Fri May 19 13:45:45 PDT 2017


Mark, Conrad,

I actually have a very small file called "chimera.bat" that I
put in a folder in my path and it does the trick. I just type,
for example,

chimera ideal_helix.pdb


the chimera.bat file is:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
@echo off
start "" /B "c:\Program Files\Chimera 64 2015-11-09\bin\chimera.exe" %1 
%2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9
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the full path to chimera in the start line has to be the the one 
corresponding
to the version you are using.

                                                   - Julian -

On 5/19/2017 3:14 PM, Conrad Huang wrote:
> Hi, Mark.
>
> What is the actual command you typed?  And did Chimera not start, or 
> start but not open the data file?
>
> I am able to launch Chimera with a PDB file on my machine using the 
> following commands:
>
> cd d:\chimerax\src\core\atomic
> "c:\Program Files\Chimera 2016-09-23\bin\chimera.exe" ideal_helix.pdb
>
> The first command sets the "current folder" and the second launches 
> Chimera with a file in that folder.  The latter command used a full 
> path for a daily build of Chimera.  If you put the Chimera "bin" 
> directory in your PATH environment variable, you should be able to 
> just type "chimera" instead.
>
> Conrad
>
> On 5/19/2017 12:32 AM, Mark F Rosenberg wrote:
>> For Mac in Terminal I can type Chimera and the file name to open a
>> volume etc which is very useful. In Windows 10 for Command Prompt
>> Terminal I cannot seem to achieve this. I thought if I added "open"
>> after the executable I could achieve this but it does not appear to
>> work.  Please can you advise? Many thanks.
>> Mark
>>
>>
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