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re: st: pwd and graph use bug


From   David Airey <david.airey@Vanderbilt.Edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   re: st: pwd and graph use bug
Date   Fri, 26 Oct 2007 21:43:05 -0500

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In Stata 10 MP, in OS X the start up directory from double clicking a Stata file is a follows:

.dta = enclosing directory
.do = enclosing directory
.smcl = default ~/Documents directory (why??)
.gph = enclosing directory

Now I think I understand more of my previous post. I expected a graph opened by the Finder should not change my pwd if Stata was already open! But it does.

That makes me wonder what happens when I use the Finder to open a .dta file when Stata is already open. Turns out also changes the pwd, without notice.

I guess this is all fine if you know behavior is different depending on whether you use Stata or the Finder, but I think pwd should not be change automatically like this, except at the outset of starting Stata.

I'd be curious how Linux and Windows behave.

--
David C. Airey, Ph.D.
Pharmacology Research Assistant Professor
Center for Human Genetics Research Member

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