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The vmd_tool utility provides a convenient way to convert VMD files from one format to another. In particular, you can use vmd_tool to convert from the outdated legacy format to either of the formats that are currently supported (binary and XML).
vmd_tool can also examine VMD files to determine their format without performing conversion.
The syntax for vmd_tool is:
<files> is a list of VMD files to examine.
<options>, if specified, consists of one or more of the following options:
If you do not specify any options, vmd_tool lists the format of each of the VMD files:
If a VMD file is listed as being in [legacy] format, you should use vmd_tool to convert the file to either binary format or XML format. The legacy format is obsolete, and there are known problems with it. Converting to binary format is recommended.
The XML format is experimental and subject to change. This format is not recommended for production use, but is useful for text searching and change control.