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st: RE: Solution to -install- problems


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Solution to -install- problems
Date   Thu, 18 Mar 2004 13:37:18 -0000

If you typed 

. ssc copy mypkg 

you would indeed get an error. There is no 
file -mypkg- on SSC. 

. ssc desc mypkg

tells you that there are two files mypkg.ado
and mypkg.hlp in the packages. Thus you 
type 

. ssc copy mypkg.ado
. ssc copy mypkg.hlp 

Thus you should, as below, type the filename. 

That said, it is usually much better to use 
-ssc inst-, as you are now able to do. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of 
> Clive Nicholas

> > My one positive comment is to point to
> >
> > . ssc copy <filename>
> >
> > as a way of getting stuff into the current
> > directory is -ssc install- is not working.
> > Upstream of this you should naturally -cd-
> > to the appropriate place. That's usually
> > much straightforward than using a browser
> > or some other more or less awkward way of
> > copying.

(e.g., trying to
-ssc copy mypkg- produced an odd error saying that the 
package could not
be located at SSC!)

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