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Re: st: Spotlight & .do files (Mac Users)
I just recently received the following update from Chinh Nguyen at Stata:
Just a little heads up. An Apple engineer relayed to me that the fact
Spotlight isn't indexing Stata's do-files (the ones without the 'TEXT' file
type) is a bug in Spotlight that probably won't be fixed until the next major
release. However, he offered some untested (by him) suggestions that I will
So, Ronán you may want to check that Spotlight is working for you on recent .do files. Perhaps I made a mistake by staying current with the OS.
>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.
Eric G. Wruck
2535 Sherwood Road
Columbus, OH 43209
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