From: Oleg Stroganov (
Date: Tue Nov 13 2018 - 04:16:09 CST

Dear all,

I'm trying to open a pdb file from directory with large name by dragging it
from explored and dropping into VMD display window.

When I drag the first file, VMD opens it but a horizontal scrollbar appears
in VMD Main window with some parts of the file path where "F" or "Atoms"
field should be. When I drag the second file, VMD crashes.

I guess the problem is due to some buffer overflow when handling paths, as
it is dependent on the length of the path: when total length of the
directory and filename is below some 80 symbols, VMD opens it, when length
is eqaual or above 80 symbols, VMD crashes:

The file
works fine, while the file
lead to crash

The actual content of the file and current working directory does not seem
to matter.


Oleg Stroganov