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       bkchem - a free chemical drawing program


       bkchem [options] [file]


       bkchem is a free chemical drawing program, which was written in Python.
       The editor gives you the possibility to draw, scale, rotate, align  and
       validate   molecules   and/or   molecular  fragments.  You  can  import
       CML1/CML2, MDL MOL files, SMILES and INChI.  Export  is  possible  into
       SVG,  OpenOffice Draw format, Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), CML1/CML2,
       MDL MOL files and SMILES.


       The following options can be used:

       -H home-directory
              Set the new home directory to be home-directory.

       -b script
              Run in batch mode and execute script.

       -h, --help
              Show usage information.

       -v, --version
              Show version information.


              File to store user preferences.


       bkchem is written by Beda Kosata <>.

       This manual page was written by Daniel Leidert <>
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

       Permission  is  granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
       under the terms  of the GNU General Public License, Version  2  or  (at
       your   option)  any  later  version  published  by  the  Free  Software