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Re: st: RE: Re: fastcd

From   Nick Winter <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: Re: fastcd
Date   Wed, 20 May 2009 10:43:39 -0400

I'm the author of fastcd/c.

I named the program "c" because my entire goal was to have a quick way to change directories, so I wanted the command name to be as short as possible. It was a long time ago, but I believe that the package on SSC was named "fastcd" because SSC could not accommodate a one-letter package name.

The help file should refer to -c- as the command name, not -fastcd-. I'll fix that.

As for the error, do you have write permission to the directory "C:\ado\personal"?

- Nick Winter

On 5/19/2009 5:19 PM, Nelson, Carl wrote:
Yes. I also see that the ssc install installs c.ado. I found it very strange to call an ado file c.ado.
When execute according to the fastcd syntax I get the following
. c
no database - type "c cur code" to add the current directory
. c cur code
(note: file c:\ado\personal/directoryfile.txt not found)
file c:\ado\personal/directoryfile.txt could not be opened


From: [] On Behalf Of Martin Weiss []
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 3:50 PM
Subject: st: Re: fastcd


Something is weird about the command. -ssc d fastcd- shows that the ado is
called c.ado and consequently resides in another directory...
Type -which c- to see that...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nelson, Carl" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 10:40 PM
Subject: st: fastcd

I had an installation problem with fastcd.

In Stata
ssc install fastcd  does an install
help fastcd gives information about the fastcd syntax
fastcd comes up as an unrecognized command.
When I look in ado/plus/f there is no fastcd.ado file.
I'd appreciate any help fixing the installation.

Carl Nelson
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois
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