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Get Names

get_names returns a list of object and/or selection names.




  • type : string determines the type of objects to be returned. It can take any of the following values:
    • objects Structure objects
    • selections All selection
    • all Objects and Selections
    • public_objects (default)
    • public_selections
    • public_nongroup_objects
    • public_group_objects
    • nongroup_objects
    • group_objects
  • enabled_only : boolean If 1, only enabled objects are returned. Default 0 (all objects)
  • selection


The default behavior is to return only object names.


Multiple alignments

# structure align all proteins in PyMOL to the protein named "PROT".  Effectively a 
# poor multiple method for multiple structure alignment.
for x in cmd.get_names("all"): cealign( "PROT", x)

Determine whether or not an object ..→

A Random PyMOL-generated Cover. See Covers.