From: sunyeping (
Date: Wed Oct 29 2014 - 12:26:59 CDT

Dear all, I want to install the the third part plugins for VMD such as the clustering plugin in Linux system, but I feel confused with the tutorial at and first tutorial (for installing the third part plugins) tells that we make up a new directory for the VMD plugins such as vmdplugins in $HOME ($HOME/vmdplugins). My #HOME variable is /root, so I made up a directory /root/vmdplugins. Then I download the code of clustering plugin into this directory. However, the first tutorial says that the following line should be added to $HOME/.vmdrc.set auto_path [linsert $auto_path 0 [file join $env(HOME) vmdplugins]]My .vmdrc file is not in $HOME (/root), but in the VMD directory (/root/Desktop/soft/vmd-1.9.1). So shall  I add this line into   /root/Desktop/soft/vmd-1.9.1/.vmdrc?And the second toturial ( for clustering plugin) says the following line should be written into  $HOME/.vmdrc :set auto_path [linsert $auto_path 0 {/path/to/plugins/directory}] Why this is different from  above command in the first tutorial? How should I wirte this line for my circumstance?    Yeping SunInstitute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences