From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Thu Mar 28 2013 - 17:42:06 CDT

You cannot. Use catdcd for it. Axel.
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From: Yarrow Madrona
Subject: vmd-l: vmd-I: remove water, protein from a dcd
Sent: Mar 28, 2013 9:45 PM


I have 17 long trajectories (50Gigs total). I really am only interested in
what is happening to a heme cofactor and ligand. I would like to strip
everything else from the PSF and from the DCD.

The reason for this is, I can't load this dcd onto my laptop and creating
a summary-shorter dcd is not an option.

My question is: How can I strip the dcd in the command line in VMD.

Yarrow Madrona
Graduate Student
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Dept.
University of California, Irvine
Natural Sciences I, Rm 2403
Irvine, CA 92697
Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.