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st: Pasting several lines into 'stata command'

From   Philipp Rehm <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: Pasting several lines into 'stata command'
Date   Wed, 22 Jun 2005 16:17:13 -0700

Recently, there was a message making statalist users aware that it is possible to pastd several lines into stata's command window (
However, this didn't seem to work for me (stata 8.2). Here is the - undocumented - way how it works: instead of copy-pasting with ctrl+c (ctrl+v), you need to copy-paste with ctrl+insert (shift+insert).
As was noted before, one can also directly type multiple lines into the command window, by ending each line with ctrl+enter (but it is not clear why you would like to do that).

This greatly facilitates working with an external text-editor. You simply write your do-file in whatever program you like, copy the relevant section (with ctrl+insert), and paste it into the command window (shift+insert).

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