From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Fri Nov 29 2013 - 19:17:08 CST

It is not quite clear to me what you are asking. Can you provide a small example file and give some more detailed descriptions of what you did and what kind of error you got or what the undesired result was.

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.

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From: Fatemesadat Emami <>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:13:17
To: <>
Subject: vmd-l: atoms selection/special characters

Dear vmd Users,
I do have a question which I suppose must be an easy one! I have loaded my
structure into vmd and would like to select some atoms whose names/types
are O- or H* but vmd does not understand these combinations. Same as if I
want to select an atom with charge -1 (for instance I want to have a
selection as "charge -1"). I will be appreciated for any comment on this.

*Fateme S. Emami, Ph.D.*

*Postdoctoral Fellow *
*Non-Equilibrium Research Centre (NERC)**Northwestern University*