Chimera Commands Index
Unsupported Midas Commands
Midas was Chimera's predecessor program; although Chimera was not built
upon Midas, its command set was developed with backwards compatibility in mind.
Most Midas commands are now available in Chimera, plus a significant number
of commands that are new in Chimera or have been made more powerful.
Most of the Midas commands unsupported by Chimera
have been rendered obsolete or replaced by other functionality.
Other Unsupported Midas Features
- some Ctrl-key command-line editing options
- in Chimera, Ctrl-u erases the command line contents,
Ctrl-p switches to the previous command, and
Ctrl-n switches to the next command, but further
text-editing shortcuts are system-dependent
- Midas-style objects - however, the Chimera
BILD format is similar and more extensive:
planes and solid shapes can be defined in addition to points and lines
UCSF Computer Graphics Laboratory / April 2008