Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 08:50:57 -0400
Reply-To: "Fehd, Ronald J." <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
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From: "Fehd, Ronald J." <rjf2@CDC.GOV>
Subject: Re: MYSASFILES setting
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> From: SAlbert@aol.com [mailto:SAlbert@aol.com]
> Thanks, Ron. Actually, I was trying to determine how the
> default directory for saving log files, etc., was set; from
> my local config file, it appeared that MYSASFILE was used.
> Do you happen to know whether that's correct, or whether
> there is another option to set it?
I use the command line parameter:
- SASinitialFolder '<path to program directory>'
This is where your autoexec is for the project you are working on.
In Windoze this is the same as StartIn.
> Incidentally, I was puzzled not to find MYSASFILES documented
> in the V8 OnlineDoc, or the 8.1 and 8.2 updates,
It is referenced in the V8 Help.
> or in a
> search of tech support at SAS.COM; that's really what led me
> to write my query.
> Is there some secret documentation file I missed <g>,
> did SI just not bother documenting it anywhere?
'Yes' is the correct answer to just about any two-part question
connected with the natural language logic operator 'or'.
Now as to which of the questions, or both, are actually true ...
Looks like you've discovered another one of those
(in)famous Need-to-Know items. :-(
> Last item: the path to the help files appears to list two
> entries, suggesting that help files can be kept in either
> place, but the MYSASFILE\classdoc location of mine is empty.
> How does one determine what help files potentially go there?
> If I'm correct that MYSASFILES determines the default file
> save location for logs, etc., and want to change it, what
> else might actually be affected?
Hohoho, you want to change something and not visit R&Dville?!
The way you're describing this sounds like some backward compatible item.
"Well, we've completed the move of all these files from MYSASFILES.
Shall we delete the directory?"
"Uh, not yet, we're still waiting for <some other> department
to grant us rights to that directory."
> > Ron Fehd the config maven CDC Atlanta GA USA RJF2@cdc.gov
> > OpSys: Win_Pro Ver: 8.2
> > If you think I know what I'm doing
> > it's probably because you know even less about it.
> > -- Pot-Shots by Ashleigh Brilliant
or haven't read -- completely -- the OnLineHelp.