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st: RE: ado dir behavior bug?

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: ado dir behavior bug?
Date   Thu, 12 Jun 2003 17:26:57 +0100

David Airey
> I had log2html installed previously. It was listed as
> [12] ...
> in my ado dir view window output.
> I typed,
> . ssc install log2html, replace
> and got,
> checking log2html consistency and verifying not already installed...
> the following files will be replaced:
>      ~/ado/plus/l/log2html.ado
>      ~/ado/plus/l/log2html.hlp
> installing into ~/ado/plus/...
> installation complete
> Yet when I look in my ado dir by typing view ado dir, I
> _still_ have
> both versions of log2html. I have to manually remove the
> old version.
> This happens for all ssc installs. I don't think this behavior is
> helpful or expected, because I asked it to be replaced when I typed
> "replace".
> I view this as a bug.

No bug, I think, but a misunderstanding.

. ado dir

shows you a _history_ of what you have installed.

There is just one file of each name in a given
folder or directory. It would be difficult
for both your OS and Stata to cope otherwise.

Among other possibilities, -mypkg- from SSC
shows you packages installed by last date


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