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Re: st: executing commands on exit

From   Roger Newson <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: executing commands on exit
Date   Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:40:14 +0100

One possibility (if you want to put your Stata commands in a do-file, which is usually a good idea) is to use the -dolog- package, downloadable from SSC(in its Stata 12 version) or from my website at

(in earlier Stata versions). Once -dolog- is installed, you can type

dolog mydofile

and Stata will execute the do-file and output the log to -mydofile.log-.

The alternative (if you want to log your whole Stata session to 1 log file) is to do as you suggest, but to remember to type

log close

just before exit.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes


Roger B Newson BSc MSc DPhil
Lecturer in Medical Statistics
Respiratory Epidemiology and Public Health Group
National Heart and Lung Institute
Imperial College London
Royal Brompton Campus
Room 33, Emmanuel Kaye Building
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London SW3 6LR
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On 13/09/2011 13:54, A. Berâ wrote:
Dear Stata Users,

     How can I make Stata open a log file (with a name say temp)
automatically when it starts and close it automatically when I exit

I know I can put

.log using temp.log, name(temp)

in, but I don't know how to close it automatically when I
exit Stata. Thanks.

abdullah berâ

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