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Re: st: saveold rare behavior

From   Nick Winter <>
Subject   Re: st: saveold rare behavior
Date   Thu, 01 Apr 2010 19:46:18 -0400

I'll bet that's intended behavio(u)r - note that -saveold- also does not change the name of the current dataset, as displayed by -describe-, such that a subsequent -save, replace- resaves NOT the name given for -saveold-, but rather the original name. Since -saveold- can be destructive, that's not unreasonable behaviour -- in other words, -saveold- acts more like -outfile- than like -save-.

- Nick Winter

On 4/1/2010 7:11 PM, Sergio I Prada wrote:
I don't know if this has come up before. This is presumably a message for
the technical people at Stata

Recently I got confused by the fact that I saved a file using saveold and
the name of the file did not change on the upper bar (Stata/IC 11.0 -
C:\Data...)   after using saveold, try this example

sysuse auto
saveold automo

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