I think there are several different paths you can travel ... and my two
cents (in euros that is).
1) Peter has given you a good suggestion....
2) I have a tendency to stray from modifying the cfg-files as it may
include global configuration options to your site. Stepping on my own toes
one too many times, I have started using the autoexec file quite
extensively with the -autoexec system option. I actually have several
depending on what I am to do, ie one for production environment, one for
development, and one for play. Shell scripts might be in order if you want
some configuration options.
If you just wish to have certain macros be used before others, just set up
your FMTSEARCH option to include your "personal library" before any of the
rest. I suggest you refrain from modifying your cfg file for just a
On Tue, 29 Apr 2003 13:53:17 -0700, Hongjie Wang <hongjie_wang88@YAHOO.COM>
>I run SAS in a UNIX environment and would like to know
>a way where I can have a customized configuration
>file. For example, I may want to point to a particular
>directory containing my macros so that I can invoke
>them all the time. I was told that one can copy the
>default configuration file, make changes and save in a
>local directory. But the issues is that this file is
>only used if the sas program is in the same directory
>and launched there. Is there anyway I can set up my
>local config file and run SAS (under my login, of
>course), anywhere, and the configuration file will be
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