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st: RE: Error message when trying to save a file named "aux"


From   "Grealy, Patrick J" <Patrick.J.Grealy@uth.tmc.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Error message when trying to save a file named "aux"
Date   Fri, 15 Jul 2005 10:17:05 -0500

Same here, using Stata 9/Windows XP/SP2. What's worse, entering -use
aux- or -help aux- hangs Stata. - Pat G.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Salvati, Jean
> Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 9:51 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Error message when trying to save a file named "aux"
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I tried saving my data in a file named aux.dta.
> 
> First, I tried using -save c:\data\aux.dta-, because aux.dta did not
> exist. However, I received the following error message:
> 
> file c:\data\aux.dta already exists
> r(602);
> 
> Then I tried using -save c:\data\aux.dta, replace-. I received the
> following error message:
> 
> save c:\data\aux, replace
> file c:\data\aux.dta cannot be modified or erased; in read-only
> directory
> 
> However, my c:\data directory is not read-only, and it does not
contain
> any file named aux.dta.
> 
> This happens with Stata 9 as well as 8.2.
> 
> Is "aux" a reserved name? Or is this a known bug? I searched the FAQ
but
> didn't find any information about that.
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> Jean Salvati
> 
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