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Re: st: Re: Unwanted pause after -shell- in do-file

From   Fred Wolfe <>
Subject   Re: st: Re: Unwanted pause after -shell- in do-file
Date   Mon, 14 Feb 2005 15:59:19 -0600

I agree. I think this is an XP issue. I get exactly the same very intermittent delays and screens on a command like this:

shell dir *.hlp /S/b > sfiles.txt

I have thought that XP was "busy" at the moment and that it was the cause of the delay.

Fred Wolfe

At 03:15 PM 2/14/2005, you wrote:

I'm not certain, but I think the proper question might be "why does Windows XP behave this way?" or even "Why does Stata/Transfer behave this way?".

After all, the delay occurs outside of Stata (it is a delay in a winXP command window, not within Stata). The change in behavior after opening and closing an initial window may also have to do with winXP. You might want to try running the same Stata/Transfer command line from a "run" prompt in winXP, outside of Stata, and see if the same problem emerges.

Michael Blasnik

Fred Wolfe
National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases
Wichita, Kansas
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