# What workflow can I use on to extract cartesian coordinates of many molecules from both .spartan and .out (Gaussian) files?

I'm searching for a workflow for extracting cartesian coordinates for multiple moelcules from both a single file (e.g., several conformers from one .spartan file or one multiple molecules, each from multiple Gaussian output files). Any insight would be appreciated. I'm using Ubuntu (14- & 16.04), on a machine on which I do not have either Gaussian or Spartan installed.

Thank you kindly

• Hello. The common approach is invert some minutes in codding a simple script (using bash, python, perl, for example). It can be done in less than 15 lines of code. Aug 31 '16 at 18:37

obabel *.log -oxyz -m
The -m flag indicates "multiple" and the -oxyz indicates that you want XYZ-format files. More is in the manual.