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RE: st: using pwd in an if statement


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: using pwd in an if statement
Date   Tue, 16 May 2006 21:46:06 +0100

I think we think that. 

Nick 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of 
> Christopher W.
> Ryan
> Sent: 16 May 2006 21:38
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: using pwd in an if statement
> 
> 
> Thank you, Nick and Nick, for the advice.
> 
> I installed the -fastcd- package, and it works nicely.
> 
> So if I want to keep everything related to one project (command log, 
> output log, data) in that project's directory, then my 
> choices seem to be:
> 
> 1.  always use full path names
> 2.  always -cd- to the proper directory at the beginning of a Stata 
> session (or the beginning of a do-file), using full path name or the 
> -fastce- package, and then can use relative (short) file names.
> 
> Do I have that right?
> 
> --Chris
> -- 
> Christopher W. Ryan, MD
> SUNY Upstate Medical University Clinical Campus at Binghamton
> and Wilson Family Practice Residency, Johnson City, NY
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> "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, 
> divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the 
> vast and endless sea."  [Antoine de St. Exupery]
> 
> 
> 
> Nick Winter wrote:
> > The package -fastcd- on SSC has a utility called -c- 
> designed for just 
> > this sort of issue.  It allows you to set up a set of associations 
> > between directory and mnemonics-- such as "hannah" for 
> > "C:\data\scholar\Hannah", and so on.  Then you can type "c 
> hannah" and 
> > you will be switched to that directory.
> > 
> > The package name is fastcd; once you install the package, 
> note that you 
> > have to type
> > 
> >  . help fastcd
> > 
> > for help.  The command, howver, is "c".  This is a side 
> effect of me 
> > naming the command a single letter--something Stata advises 
> against.  
> > Stata has subsequently taken back "help c" to point to help 
> on the c() 
> > macros.
> > 
> > 
> > --Nick Winter
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