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GCHEMPAINT(1) gnome-chemistry-utils GCHEMPAINT(1)


gchempaint - 2D chemical structures editor for the GNOME2 desktop


gchempaint [OPTIONS...] [FILE...]


gchempaint is a 2D chemical structures editor for the GNOME2 desktop. It is a multi document application. You can read different file types with gchempaint. E.g. chemical/x-cml, chemical/x-mdl-molfile, chemical/x-mdl-sdfile or chemical/x-pdb. But be aware, that you will maybe loose 3D-data from these file-formats.


Currently the following options are supported:

-e, --edit-residue

Open residues dialog.

-F, --full-screen

Open new windows full screen.

-M, --maximize

Open new window maximized.

-?, --help

Show application help options.

--help-all, --help-*

Print all or just a group of help options. These options are not documented here. Instead see gtk-options(7) and gnome-options(7).

-v, --version

Print gchempaint version information.


gnome-options(7), gtk-options(7)


Jean Bréfort <>

Program author.

Daniel Leidert <>

Manpage author.


Copyright © 2002-2007, 2012 Jean Bréfort
Copyright © 2004-2007 Daniel Leidert

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

$Date: 2012-06-10 13:02:28 +0200 (dim. 10 juin 2012) $ gcu 0.14