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Re: st: protect my files in a public hard drive

From   Anders Alexandersson <>
Subject   Re: st: protect my files in a public hard drive
Date   Wed, 1 Feb 2012 13:42:24 -0500

You can use the -datasignature- command to see if the data are the
same. See example 4 in the helpfile.

Anders Alexandersson

Steve Nakoneshny <> wrote:

> I highly doubt there is a Stata-based solution to your problem. Depending on your level of comfort with your officemates and who can make administrative changes to the shared drive, you may seek to either restrict access to the directory in question to yourself only, or permit read-only access to all while keeping read/write access for yourself.
> Again, not knowing your IT setup, you may have the ability to do this yourself or you may have to go through a SysAdmin.

> On 2012-02-01, at 8:43 AM, Andrés Castañeda wrote:
>> I have a main folder with several subfolders and several stata files
>> within each of them. I’ve just done an ado-file that goes through all
>> those subfolders and extract the requested stata file. Given that the
>> main folder is in a public hard drive and all my officemates have
>> access to it, I need to preserve the main folder as it is right now.
>> Do you know any way to prevent that somebody deletes or replaces any
>> of the files????

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