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Re: st: Setting general preferences using syntax

From   Mosi Ifatunji <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: Setting general preferences using syntax
Date   Sat, 23 Feb 2013 17:07:03 -0500

Thanks, Allen.

-- Mosi 

On Feb 23, 2013, at 3:35 PM, (Alan Riley) wrote:

> Mosi Ifatunji ( asked about setting preferences
> via command line in Stata for Unix:
>> I am converting from mostly using Stata on my local machine to using
>> Stata mostly on a Unix server. This means that every time I open Stata,
>> the general preferences are in the default. I would like to create a .do
>> file that I can run when I open Stata on the Unix server that will set
>> all of my colors and fonts so that I do not have to do this manually
>> each time.
>> Is there a way to do this? If so, can you point me in the direction of
>> the basic syntax for setting these general preferences?
> Rich Goldstein ( pointed Mosi to -help profile-
> which shows how to cause Stata to execute certain commands every time
> Stata is started.  Mosi might also be interested in -help window-
> command, in particular, the -help window manage- subcommand.
> However, most of the GUI preferences for window size, font, and the like
> cannot be set from the command line.  But, Mosi shouldn't have to do
> this.  Stata for Unix remembers its preferences between sessions
> just like Stata for Windows and Stata for Mac do.  It stores console
> preferences separate from X Windows preferences, and it stores X windows
> preferences separately for localhost and for each computer on which you
> might remotely display an X session.  In Stata 12, the preferences may
> be found in subdirectories under the .stata12/ directory in Mosi's
> home directory.
> Mosi should contact Stata Technical Services at
> for help with this issue if the preferences are not being maintained
> between sessions.
> Alan
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