Re: .colvars.state file in ABF

From: Jérôme Hénin (
Date: Wed Jan 05 2011 - 07:15:45 CST

Hi Alex,

Yes, you can definitely use the restart file - its content is the
same. I am not sure why the output file is not written, it could be
due to a problem with timestep counting that was solved by a recent
code update. In any case, it is usually simpler to use restart files.


On 3 January 2011 22:53, Alex Liu <> wrote:
> I am using Deca-Alanine input files (ABF-tutorial files) to run ABF as a
> test. The output file (<outputName>.colvars.state) as explained
> in is not produced
> by default. How can I continue the simulation in the next run? Can I use
> (<restart>.colvars.state) instead?
> Thanks,
> Alex

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