From: Peter Freddolino (
Date: Fri Apr 10 2020 - 18:24:05 CDT

Just a quick addition to this -- just running
logfile console
will print all of the tcl equivalents to the console when you do anything
through the GUI.

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 6:08 PM Josh Vermaas <>

> Hi Ross,
> Yes. Its under the mol commands "mol default blah blah blah", which you
> could add to your .vmdrc file.
> What I've
> found most useful (since alot of the representations have strange options),
> is to do it once manually with logging on (File->log) to see what the
> command options are for my preferred representation.
> -Josh
> On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 2:11 PM Ross Williams <> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm using VMD on the regular for a set of fairly similar structures.
>> Whenever I load up a new file, my process is always the same: set the
>> representation to VDW, set the radius to 0.3, add a new representation, set
>> it to DynamicBond, set the cutoff to 2.8. Every time.
>> I'd love to be able to speed up this process by setting these
>> representations from the command line. Is that possible?
>> Many thanks,
>> Ross Williams