From: John Stone (
Date: Fri Feb 21 2014 - 10:01:15 CST

  This is a solution I like much better than the previously discussed
scheme based solely on environment variables. I may decide to implement it
within the VMD source code rather than in a startup script, but your patch
is a useful prototype and we'll see how it goes.


On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:20:39AM +0100, Olaf Lenz wrote:
> For anybody who wants to have a solution to this problem, I propose to
> apply the attached patch toA
> A $VMDDIR/bin/vmd
> After it is used, "vmd" will not start when you have a file ".vmdrc" in
> the current directory, unless it is your home directory or you have given
> the option "-force".
> Olaf
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