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Re: st: problem with .do files?

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: problem with .do files?
Date   Tue, 31 Jul 2007 19:48:31 +0100 (BST)

--- "Visintainer, Paul" <PAUL_VISINTAINER@NYMC.EDU> wrote:
> When automatically submitted, the file does not appear to
> run the last line of the program unless there is a carriage return
> after the last line.  When the program is manually executed (from the
> editor), the last line is executed.
> I also tried this with regular .do program.  If the .do file is
> executed from the command window, it won't run the last line unless 
> there is a carriage return.
> Can anyone replicate this?

Yes, this known behaviour. I always end my do-files with the -exit-
command. If I forget the last return than -exit- won't be executed
(which is no problem) and if I don't forget the last return than exit
ends the execution of the .do file. 

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

visiting address:
Buitenveldertselaan 3 (Metropolitan), room Z434

+31 20 5986715

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