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st: Where to save non-standard Stata files (those -rfl- needs)
Having just learned that there are Stata users who do not have a
PERSONAL directory, or whose PERSONAL codeword references a
non-existent directory (see my message -rfl- (a recent files list for
Stata): some clarification, reproduced below), I'd like to ask whether it would make sense
to save the files -rfl- needs (rfl.log and some *.idlg files), which are
currently saved to the PERSONAL directory, to another
directory which should be present on every user's computer,
like e.g. plus\r (this one must exist if one was able to install -rfl-).
Or can you see any undesired side-effects?
-rfl- (a recent files list for Stata): some clarification
"Dankwart Plattner" <email@example.com> schrieb am 02.03.05 15:37:01:
> I've just learned that there are Stata users who do not have a
> PERSONAL directory, or whose PERSONAL codeword references a
> non-existent directory.
> If upon the first invocation of -rfl- you get an error message like
> file /ado/personal/rfllast5.idlg could not be opened,
> and the dialog does not display, this might be the case on your
> computer. Note that a message like
> (note: file /ado/personal/rfllast5.idlg not found)
> is normal upon the first invocation. You can check the situation by typing
> in the command window. Check the output and verify the folder or directory
> shown under  PERSONAL exists on your computer and that you have
> write privileges to it.
> If it doesn't exist, you have two choices:
> (1) Simply add a directory with the name shown in the output of -adopath-, or
> (2) point your PERSONAL directory to the right place, e.g. to the ado path where
> your PERSONAL directory really is (search in the ado folder where the UPDATES
> and BASE directories reside). See -help sysdir- or better [P] sysdir.
> Dankwart Plattner
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