get_pdbstr is an API-only function which returns a pdb corresponding to the atoms in the selection provided and that are present in the indicated state
PYMOL API ONLY
cmd.get_pdbstr( string selection="all", int state=0 )
- state is a 1-based state index for the object.
- if state is zero, then current state is used.
The following example lists the residues in the selection called, near.
import cmd # -- if required select near, sel01 around 6 cmd.get_pdbstr("near")