CACTVS MIME Configuration

Web Browser Helper Applications

In order to get the most from the CACTVS tools, you may want to change some of your MIME configurations. Typically, this is either done directly from within the browser (Windows) or by editing a global (such as /usr/local/lib/netscape/mailcap) or private (~/.mailcap) file. I suggest you add or modify the following entries:

chemical/x-daylight-smiles; csbr %s
chemical/x-jcamp-dx;        csir %s
chemical/x-cactvs;          csbr %s
chemical/x-cactvs-bin;      csbr %s
chemical/x-cactvs-ascii;    csbr %s
chemical/x-ctx;             csbr %s
chemical/x-mdl-molfile;     csbr %s
chemical/x-mdl-sdf;         csbr %s
chemical/x-mdl-rdf;         csbr %s
chemical/x-mdl-rxn;         csbr %s
chemical/daylight-smiles;   csbr %s
chemical/jcamp-dx;          csir %s
chemical/mdl-sdf;           csbr %s
chemical/mdl-rdf;           csbr %s
chemical/mdl-rxn;           csbr %s
chemical/mdl-molfile;       csed %s
application/x-cactvsscript; tkdbserver -dynload -f %s

If you've got a prerelease of VRSVS (pronounced ursus, the CACTVS system combined 3D structure and VRML viewer plus interconversion/structure reconstruction tool), you should add:

x-world/x-vrml;             cs3d %s
chemical/x-pdb;             cs3d %s
chemical/x-xyz;             cs3d %s
chemical/x-gaussian;        cs3d %s

Standalone Tools

All tools accept, in addition to normal filenames, URLs of the http, ftp and file variety. So if you know the URL of an SDfile with chemical structures, you can for example simply enter
csbr ftp://host/dir/file.sdf
without using a Web browser.

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