Chimera Commands Index

namesel [ name ]

~namesel  name

The namesel command saves the current selection with the specified name. Omitting name indicates listing the names of previously saved selections in the status line and Reply Log. The command ~namesel “forgets” an existing named selection.

A named selection refers to the contents of a selection, not the process by which the selection was generated. For example, if a selection of all oxygens in a particular structure is saved, retrieving that named selection when different structures are present will not select their oxygens. See alias instead for making command-line equivalents of long atom specification strings and/or commands.

Named selections can be restored (as well as saved) using the Select menu or Rapid Access interface, and their names can be used for command-line atom specification.

See also: select