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Re: st: working directory


From   "Mark Schaffer" <M.E.Schaffer@hw.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: working directory
Date   Mon, 5 May 2003 16:02:47 +0100

Another possibility, if you're using Windows, is to launch Stata with 
a shortcut and put

N:\pathtorightdirectoryhere\wstata.exe do "c:\stata\profile"

in the Target window (where you replace N with the correct network 
drive letter etc.).

--Mark

Subject:        	Re: st: working directory
Date sent:      	Mon, 5 May 2003 10:48:46 -0400
From:           	Bill Rising <brising@louisville.edu>
To:             	"Stata Listserve" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Send reply to:  	statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu

> On 5/5/03 5:29, Hans J.  Baumgartner wrote
> 
> >Dear listers
> >
> >My institute switched to a network perpetual licence.
> >Thus, the default working directory differs from my prefered working 
> >directory and has to be changed manually each time when I start Stata 8. 
> >I am not able to save a profile.do in the working directory since (i) I 
> >have no write permission on that directory and (ii) my preferred profile 
> >might differ from my colleagues preferred profile.
> 
> This is a pretty wild guess, because I don't run on a network. Still - 
> perhaps the networked version recognises ~ as *your* home directory. If 
> this is the case, you could try having the generic profile.do like
> 
> capture do ~/profile.do
> if _rc != 601 {
>   error _rc
>   }
> 
> This might have  a chance of running the profile.do file in your home 
> directory, and not whining if the file doesn't exist.
> 
> Just a guess.
> 
> Bill
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