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Re: st: Some questions about editors and directory management


From   "Michael I. Lichter" <Lichter@UCLAlumni.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Some questions about editors and directory management
Date   Thu, 10 Jul 2008 00:06:53 -0400

FWIW, I use the cygwin unix emulator (http://cygwin.com) under windows 
and edit files with vim both within Stata and within cygwin. Vim is a 
programmer's editor, and it knows about Stata (mostly) and this is 
helpful. (I'm sure emacs does too, but I'm not a big fan of 
ctrl-esc-shift-U commands and such.) Unix is a pretty good environment 
for working with text, which is important for both programs and raw 
data, and without grep and awk and head and sed and bash and so on it 
would take me a lot longer to complete many tasks. Cygwin also makes it 
practical to use the RCS revision control system with program files, not 
that I'm doing that at present. I only wish that Stata under Windows 
were more batch-friendly. (Anybody know how to get Stata to terminate 
without putting up a "OK, I'm done" dialog?)

I don't have any great insights on directory management, but Unix tools 
can be pretty handy too for moving and renaming and searching through files.

Michael

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