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st: path to folder prob


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss@uni-tuebingen.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: path to folder prob
Date   Wed, 21 May 2008 15:43:27 +0200

Dear Statalisters,

I am wondering whether there is a way to have Stata -cd- to a certain
directory on two different computers which only differ in the name of the
user profile? In other words, is there a way to have Stata -cd- to the
user`s "my files" on Windows Vista Business reliably? Among the values
thrown up by -cret li- I judge only "c(username)" to be promising. However,
when I instruct Stata to 

****************
cd C:\Users\"`c(username)'"\Documents
****************

or 

****************
cd C:\Users\`c(username)'\Documents
****************

Stata complains about "invalid syntax r(198)". Is there a way to achieve
this?



Martin Weiss
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