RPC

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Remote control of PyMOL is possible with XML-RPC.

Launch PyMOL with the "-R" option to start the RPC server.

pymol -R

Connect from any client, using python:

try:
    # Python 2
    import xmlrpclib
except ImportError:
    # Python 3:
    import xmlrpc.client as xmlrpclib

srv = xmlrpclib.ServerProxy('http://localhost:9123')

srv.do('fetch 2xwu')
srv.do('as cartoon')
srv.do('spectrum')

# or
srv.fetch('2xwu')
srv.show_as('cartoon')
srv.spectrum()

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