From: Nuno Sousa Cerqueira (
Date: Fri Apr 13 2012 - 07:08:18 CDT

Hello Paulo,

You can create a VMD session for that purpose. The vmd session allows to modify everything.
The only thing that you need is to modify in the vmd session which molecule that your are going to load.



Nuno M. F. Sousa A. Cerqueira
Chemistry Department
Faculty of Sciences
University of Porto
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On Apr 13, 2012, at 12:10 PM, Paulo E. Abreu wrote:

> Hello,
> I am using the latest version of VMD (1.9.1 LINUX64) and I have in my ~/.vmdrc the command
> mol default style {CPK 1.0 0.4 32 16}
> and it works on newly loaded molecules via the File-> New Molecule.
> But when I load a molecule from the command line with vmd,
> the molecule is displayed in the default (lines).
> Is there a way that I can change this behavior so that when I load the molecule from the
> command line the result is the same as when loading the molecule from the File menu ?
> Thanks a lot,
> Paulo E. Abreu
> --
> Paulo E. Abreu
> Professor Auxiliar
> Departamento de Química
> Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra