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WITCH: Stata module to mystically manage files on adopath


  • Thomas Steichen



witch is a more comprehensive version of the Stata-supplied command which. Like which, it looks for file "fname.ftype" along the S_ADO path. Unlike which, it reports the location of all files matching fname.ftype found along the search path, not just the first one. Further, if ".ftype" is omitted, witch automatically searches along the ado-path for "fname" with all ftype's .ado, .hlp, .dlg, .idlg, .class, .scheme, and .style.

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  • Thomas Steichen, 2004. "WITCH: Stata module to mystically manage files on adopath," Statistical Software Components S446801, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 08 Oct 2004.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s446801 Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install witch". Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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