.mol to .gif converter

Bernard P. Murray, PhD bpmurray*STUFFER* at socrates.ucsf.edu
Fri Mar 12 18:34:10 EST 1999

In article <7cc2ff$4gq$1 at nnrp1.dejanews.com>, wbjones at msn.com wrote:

> Is there a 'command-line' utility to convert .mol files to .gif files (with a
> view of the compound structure of course).  Thanks.
>                                               Bill

It depends what a .MOL file is (which format?).  If it is
one of the formats that RasMol can read you can write
a script to save it as a .GIF file and then run this
from the command line.  If I recall correctly the
normal version of RasMol doesn't allow saving a
.GIF file as part of a script so I had to edit the
source and recompile (no problems).

You are somewhat self-contradictory in that you
ask for a command-line program and yet want to
see the molecule.  Hopefully RasMol would give
you the best of both worlds.

     Good luck,
Bernard P. Murray, PhD
Dept. Cell. Mol. Pharmacol., UCSF, San Francisco, USA

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