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Re: st: Changing temporary file directory locations


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Changing temporary file directory locations
Date   Mon, 11 May 2009 11:32:43 -0400

Michael E Roettger <meroett@bgsu.edu>:
This is OS-specific; see e.g.
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/tempdir.html

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Michael E Roettger <meroett@bgsu.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions for changing the location of temporary data files?  I have a restricted dataset A where I am legally contracted to store temp files in a certain drive [SAY, X1:\\], but am also using STATA for analyzing some large datasets where the temporary data files STATA processes are too large for X1:\\.  Hence, I'm curious if there's an easy way I could change the location of temporary files to a larger drive (SAY, X2:\\).  Ideally, this would be a set of commands I could place in a do file so that the temp files would go to X1:\\ when I am analyzing dataset A, and go to X2:\\ when I am analyzing dataset ~A.
>

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