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st: RE: Quick Saving


From   "Alex Ogan" <aogan@ArrowstreetCapital.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Quick Saving
Date   Mon, 15 May 2006 17:13:25 -0400

Is `c(pwd)' what you want?

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From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nuno Soares
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2006 5:03 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Quick Saving
Importance: High

Hi Statalisters,

I was wondering if anyone  knows of a procedure that allows the user to
save
the current dataset in the current working directory without typing the
all
path, just the filename.
If we don't specify the path, the -save- command saves the file in the
default data directory. If we want to save in the current working
directory
(different from the default directory) I believe we have to write the
complete path (which is extremely boring if we want to quick save
several
versions of the file after ).
I've been trying to write a ado file that enables to do just that, but I
don't know if Stata has a command that retrieves the current directory.
The objective is to write a command like this: qksave filename.
Can anyone help?

Best,

Nuno

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