Re: Dowser

From: Felipe Merino (
Date: Sat May 29 2010 - 21:51:28 CDT


isn't that a problem of csh vs sh?
did you try to change the setenv command to export in the dowserinit script?



Basak Isin escribió:
> Hi,
> I am trying to use Dowser pluggin in VMD to locate water molecules in
> a protein. In the Dowser website, it is written "before running Dowser
> execute "source /usr/local/initial/dowserinit".This initalizes the
> environment variable "DOWSER" and places the Dowser executables in
> your "path". (The exact location of the file dowserinit depends on the
> installation.)". I tried doing this. First I downloaded and untarred
> the Dowser package from their website and tried to source dowserinit
> but I got the following error.
> -bash: setenv: command not found
> -bash: setenv: command not found
> -bash: dowserinit.txt: line 3: syntax error near unexpected token `('
> -bash: dowserinit.txt: line 3: `set path = ( $path $DOWSER/bin
> $DOWSER/bin/$DOW_MACH )'
> dowserinit's content is below:
> setenv DOWSER /tmp_mnt/PROGRAMS/DOWSER
> setenv DOW_MACH sgi-mips4
> set path = ( $path $DOWSER/bin $DOWSER/bin/$DOW_MACH )
> I am also away from my linux machine and I am connecting to it using
> X11 to install Dowser and to open VMD there for using Dowser with it.
> Because I could not think of a way installing Dowser to my laptop (a
> windows machine) to use it with VMD.
> Thanks in advance for your suggestions...
> Have a happy memorial weekend..
> Basak
> Basak Isin
> "What matters - all that matters, really - is the will to happiness, a
> kind of enormous, ever-present consciousness. The rest - women, art,
> success - is nothing but excuses." - Albert Camus
> Cause life is meant for living. Yaki-da ;o)

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