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Re: st: Re: Stata 9 announcement

From   Ronán Conroy <>
Subject   Re: st: Re: Stata 9 announcement
Date   Thu, 07 Apr 2005 11:14:55 +0100

Ulrich Kohler wrote:

Sometimes I accidentelly save a changed dataset under the same name as the
orignial dataset. This happens if I accidently hit "Ctrl S" in Stata, which
causes Stata to execute the command -save, replace-. I have once asked
StataCorp to make -save, replace- impossible, but (unfortunately) with no

But you can indeed make it impossible. The very top preference button in 'general preferences' reads 'Overwrite existing data when saving'. Unchecking this means that you get a warning before overwriting. The default behaviour for command-S or Ctrl-S is 'save, replace' in other applications, and Stata made the decision to allow this behaviour in Stata too (in version 7, I think) but to include an over-ride.

Unless this preference is missing from the Windows version - is it?


Ronan M Conroy ( Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics Royal College of Surgeons Dublin 2, Ireland +353 1 402 2431 (fax 2764) -------------------- Just say no to drug reps

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