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Re: st: changing directories within stata


From   "Neil Shephard" <mdeasnds@fs1.ser.man.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: changing directories within stata
Date   Mon, 3 Feb 2003 11:43:52 +0000

> Dear listers, simple but failed to figure it out. Below is a snap shot of my
> hard disk. I have no trouble moving down from c to p_1 within stata,
> however, what I am failing to do is to move a level or two higher (eg from
> p_1 back to projects, without typing the full path of projects)
> 
> 
>                  C:\
>                  |
>                  +----+
>                       |
>                    stata
>                       |
>                       +----+-------------+
>                            |             |
>                          projects       reading
>                            |
>                            +---+----+
>                                |    |
>                               p_1  p_2
> 
> Any help will be appreciated
> 

Stata seems to follow the same directory structure as most OS's in so 
much as '.' refers to the current directory, and '..' refers to the next level up.

Thus if  you start in the root directory (c:\) and change to p_1 
typing the full path-name

. cd c:\stata\projects\p_1
. pwd
c:\stata\projects\p_1\

Then to move up to c:\stata\projects you can type

. cd ..
. pwd
c:\stata\projects\


If you wanted to move up two levels to the c:\stata then

. cd ..\..
.pwd
c:\stata\

Hope this helps,

Neil


Neil Shephard
Genetics Statistician
ARC Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester
neil.shephard@man.ac.uk
neil.shephard@mindless.com

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