[gmx-users] lot of pdb files written during minimization withoutasking for them ?

Dallas B. Warren Dallas.Warren at vcp.monash.edu.au
Fri Oct 5 01:48:03 CEST 2007

Those are generated when the system is crashing.  They are provided to
help you to work out what is happening, why the system is crashing.  You
might not have "asked for them", but they are there for a very important

They are backing up files because it is writing out files for which
there is already a file with the same name.  If that file wasn't there,
then of course it would not be generating a back up.  The backup file
feature is handy, because it avoids you inadvertantly loosing an
important file when you run something, without fully realising what you
are doing.  Once things are done and you are 110% sure you don't need
them anymore, you can simply delete them.

Catch ya,

Dr. Dallas Warren
Department of Pharmaceutical Biology and Pharmacology
Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University
381 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3010
dallas.warren at vcp.monash.edu.au
+61 3 9903 9524
When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble
a nail. 

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