Get unused name

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get_unused_name is an API only function that returns a new object name.

New in PyMOL version 1.2

PyMOL API

cmd.get_unused_name(string prefix='tmp', int alwaysnumber=1)

Example

This will create objects "tmp01", "tmp02", "tmp03":

cmd.create(cmd.get_unused_name(), 'none')
cmd.create(cmd.get_unused_name(), 'none')
cmd.create(cmd.get_unused_name(), 'none')

See also