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> From: Mailing list for users of COOT Crystallographic Software
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tim Gruene
> Sent: 07 November 2014 10:13
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> Subject: [COOT] coot read-only switch
> does Coot have a 'read-only' command line option, i.e. so that it does
> not modify anything in the current directory? I often just want to look
> at a PDB-file and would prefer not to end up with coot-backup and all
> the other files.
While these are not exactly what you are after, these may be of some help:
1. the backup dir can be set to be any directory, e.g. /tmp/, so that it doesn't fill the working dir with its droppings, by setting the relevant environment variable:
2. backups can be switched off completely:
> The options listed with 'coot --help' don't seem to list one of such
> Dr Tim Gruene
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