These files control the initial appearance and behavior of VMD at
the start, and may be customized to suit each user's particular tastes.
Default versions of these files are placed in the VMD installation
directory (On Unix this is usually /usr/local/lib/vmd, on Windows
this defaults to
C:\Program Files\University of Illinois\VMD ).
Each user may specify
their own versions of some of these files, but unless this is done the
commands and values in the default files are used. In this way, an
administrator may customize the default behavior of VMD for all
users, while giving each user the option to change the default
behavior however they choose.
Several configurable parameters may also be set in a number of ways, including use of command-line options or environment variables. The order of precedence of these methods is as follows (highest precedence to lowest):