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Re: st: Spotlight & .do files (Mac Users)


From   "Eric G. Wruck" <ewruck@econalytics.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Spotlight & .do files (Mac Users)
Date   Wed, 23 Nov 2005 11:46:59 -0500

There must be something wrong with my installation then, Ronán.  As a test, I searched for the name of a file that I <use> in many a .do file.  All I find when I search on the file name is where that file is, nothing about where it is referenced.  Guess I'll have to continue tearing my hair out until I find that one .do file I've been hunting for...

Eric



>On 23 Samh 2005, at 16:25, Eric G. Wruck wrote:
>
>>Have any of you MacStata users found a way for Spotlight to search
>>the contents of .do files?  This would be SO useful but so far have
>>struck out.  I eMailed Stata with this, along with something I heard
>>about mdimporters about which I know nothing.
>>
>
>Spotlight does search the contents of do files, much to my relief. I recently had to locate all Stata do files that defined or used a particular variable to check for inconsistencies between different people working on the same project. Spotlight ran them all to earth in a trice.
>
>A quick check on Stata's ado folder confirms it also searches ado files.
>
>
>
>Ronán Conroy
>rconroy@rcsi.ie
>



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