Re: veldcdfile command

From: Jérôme Hénin (
Date: Wed Jun 28 2017 - 11:05:58 CDT

Hi Laura,

Indeed, DCDfile seems to be getting special treatment. Please apply the
attached patch to the source, rebuild NAMD and see if it helps.


On 28 June 2017 at 16:59, Laura Joana <> wrote:

> Dear users,
> I'm having an issue using the veldcdfile command. I need to change the
> veldcd file name after some MD steps and apparently this is not possible My
> error message is just:
> *FATAL ERROR: Setting parameter veldcdfile from script failed!*
> I tried to do the same with the dcdfile command and it works. So it seems
> that these two commands do not behave in the same manner. If someone can
> explain to me why and/or has a solution for my problem I'll be happy !
> I got this error message from namd versions 2.11 and 2.12, both compiled
> from source code.
> Thank you all,
> Laura

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