09-11-2013 11:25 AM
<Tongue in cheek mode on> Work Directory? SAS uses LIBRARIES, we don't use no steeking directories!
<Tongue in cheek mode off>
Seriously since the WORK LIBRARY could refer to a directory like C:\users\name\AppData\Local\Temp\SAS Temporary Files\_TD12345 it is a good idea to keep terminology straight to avoid possible serious confusion.
Because I do have a Work directory and it is not the same as my Work library. Deleting contents of one, the LIBRARY, would be a minor inconvenience as it is for temporary data sets. The other could potentially mean recreating hours if not days of work as it contains output products and documents.
09-11-2013 11:31 AM
LIB=Work means the temporary SAS session library within the environment. It won't affect any other physical directory on the Network or the station.