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

Mark Rosenberg mark.rosenberg at manchester.ac.uk
Sat May 20 15:16:44 PDT 2017


Julian,
Thanks so much again.  I  am used to using Apple computers so I am not familiar with paths in Windows 10.
I will research how to do this now.
I will try  your valued suggestion the next time I am on my PC.
Thank you.
Mark
> On 19 May 2017, at 21:45, Julian Tirado-Rives <julian.tirado-rives at yale.edu> wrote:
> 
> 
> 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
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 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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