From: Paul Grayson (
Date: Fri Aug 30 2002 - 09:36:22 CDT

The solution I use and love is to replace all of the lines at the end
of the /usr/local/bin/vmd script that usually start an xterm by the
bare vmd command:

  "$VMDDIR/$execname" $*

Then vmd will use my current terminal instead of starting a new
window. I run vmd within an emacs shell (type emacs, then meta-x
shell) so I have access to all of the standard emacs commands within

Of course, that's not for everyone.