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st: RE: RE: RE: Quick Saving

From   "Nuno Soares" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: Quick Saving
Date   Mon, 15 May 2006 22:34:27 +0100

Hi Nick,

I'm also using Stata 9.2. After your email I tried the following;

. use "C:\DATA\qksave\auto.dta", clear
. Save test

And stata saved the test.dta file in the "c:\data" directory not in the
"c:\data\qksave" directory. Maybe a default I've changed?

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: 15 May 2006 22:27
Subject: st: RE: RE: Quick Saving

I don't know what Stata you are using. 

I am using Stata 9.2, in which -save <filename>- saves to the current
directory or folder unless otherwise specified. I can't remember any other


Alex Ogan
> Is `c(pwd)' what you want?

Nuno Soares
> 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?

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