From: Oscar Bastidas (
Date: Thu May 03 2018 - 16:51:01 CDT


I am doing a project that involves using VMD to prep my *.pdb files for
simulation from a command line. Would someone please tell me:

1) Can VMD be run from the command line with no window guis at all?
2) Can VMD be supplied a list of commands either by standard input or as an
option on the command line; can VMD be run in batch mode?
3) Can VMD be run on cluster nodes with no displays?

Thanks for any help anyone can provide.


Oscar Bastidas, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Dr. Laurie Parker's Lab
College of Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota