Re: combining 2 dcd files into one

From: Anirban Ghosh (
Date: Fri Oct 31 2008 - 13:43:14 CDT


Use catdcd to join the two dcd files into one and then view it in vmd.
You can find catdcd at:


> Hi,
> I was running a simulation and the system crashed for some I restarted the simulation from where it stopped. Now I want to combine the resultant dcd files from the 2 runs into one so that I see the whole trajectory in vmd.
> I tried loading the psf file, followed by loading dcd1 then dcd 2 in the same file and save that as dcd..but this doesn't seem right after watching it in vmd.
> How can I possibly do it right?
> Thanks
> Rabab

Anirban Ghosh
Grade Based Engineer
Bioinformatics Team
Scientific & Engineering Computing Group
Centre for Development of Advanced Computing
Pune, India

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