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Re: st: RE: Possible to change the working directory automatically (for instances when work is done on different computers)?


From   kohler@wzb.eu
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Possible to change the working directory automatically (for instances when work is done on different computers)?
Date   Thu, 18 Jun 2009 11:11:40 +0200

Also try out -fastcd- from SSC. -dirtools-, also from SSC adds addional
functionalities.

> ...
>
>
> Try this:
>
>
> cap cd "C:\work path in here"
> if _rc {
> *HOME
> global data "C:\home path name in here"
>  }
> else  {
> *WORK
> global data "C:\work path in here"
> }
>
>
> use "$data\data.dta", clear
>
>
>
>
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Anna
> Reimondos
> Sent: Thursday, 18 June 2009 11:25 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Possible to change the working directory automatically (for
> instances when work is done on different computers)?
>
> Hello,
> I work from my office, but nearly everyday I take things home to do as
> well using an external hard drive. The setup of the folders on the
> external harddrive is exactly the same as on my work computer, but
> obviously the full pathname is different.
>
> Whenever I use STATA I usually open of the program, then open the
> do-file I am working on. At the top of the do file, the first thing
> that is written is a change directory command "cd *******\Project_1"
> , and then there are commands to read in the data and so on.
>
> At the moment I have two cd commands written on each do-file one under
> each other. One refers to the work pathname, and one refers to the
> home one.
>  If I am at work I run only the work cd command, and if I am at home
> the work one. This works reasonably well but it is annoying that I
> can't ever run the whole do file because I first have to check that
> the correct cd command is written. Also sometimes the external
> harddrive goes in different usb slots, which messes up the pathname
> system.
>
> My question is: Is there any way to set the working directory to the
> one where the do-file came from, without explicitly stating the
> pathname ?
> Does anyone else have a good system that works from them if they
> frequently work on different computers?
>
> Cheers
> Anna
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