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Customization

  Spock reads the from a system-wide file $SPOCK/Spockrc to obtain customizable parameters, and some setup information. This file is in the format of a spock history/command file (§7), but it should be obvious how to edit the supplied version to suit local needs. The majority of the file is concerned with setting environment variables to be used by spock and its sub-processes. Users can override the system-wide configuration with their own .spockrc file, which is read from the user's home directory. (In fact, users can create several .spockrc files, one for each project, if they wish, as this proves to be a convenient way to set up spock for a particular structure). The environment variables used are discussed below:

Paths:

These variables set up the default paths that spock uses for many of its operations.

License information:

External commands/Help:

  The on-line help system, previewing and printing commands use these variables. For on-line help, spock uses an external WWW browser.  

Other variables set by spock:

Model information:

The following variables are not set by the installation scripts, but are instead set each time spock reads a PDB file, or creates or destroys a vertex subset. They are intended to be useful for command scripts, etc., and are listed here for completeness.

Statistics:

The following variables are set when the user performs a statistics calculation via the ``Calculate properties'' menu (§6.6.2). They are intended to be used by command scripts §7 or the command-line calculator § 5.5.  
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Jon Christopher
Tue Sep 14 16:44:48 CDT 1999