From: Vermaas, Josh (
Date: Wed May 26 2021 - 10:57:06 CDT

Hi Saikat,

This is in the user guide.

For your selection (anything starting with C1, C4, C5, or O5), I think it would simplify to this:

name “C[145].*” “O4.*”


From: <> on behalf of Saikat Pal <>
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 3:53 AM
To: VMD Mailing List <>
Subject: vmd-l: Atom selection with asterisk atom name

Dear all,

I want to select multiple atoms with asterisks like C5* C4* O4* C1*. So what should I do?

Thanks and Regards,

Saikat Pal