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Easier way to navigate SAS EG server files

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Easier way to navigate SAS EG server files

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I am required to save all of my programs and projects on the SAS EG (v6.1) Unix server.  The path varies somewhat, but for virtually every task I have to navigate through numerous layers of folder to get to my project files.  Has anyone found a shortcut to this?  The SAS administrator cannot change the configuration because other departments using the server would not navigate to the same file structure as myself.  Any ideas / macros, etc, that would save the tedious navigation in the Server List window?  example: files/division/dept/unit/product/project/programs/ ...

 

--Carolyn Norman

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Re: Easier way to navigate SAS EG server files

You could create a link to the desired location in your home directory:

ln /home/username/division/dept/unit/product/project/programs/ /home/username/programs

from the UNIX commandline. If the directories span different filesystems, create a symbolic link by using ln -s

 

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Re: Easier way to navigate SAS EG server files

Hello @csn, Carolyn,

 

there is! And it is not SAS related. Good that you are working with a Unix server. Google is full of examples:

https://www.google.nl/search?q=Linux+copy+files+with+extention&oq=Linux+copy+files+with+extention&aq...

 

An example:

 

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15617016/cp-copy-all-files-with-a-certain-extension-from-all-subd...

 

find dir_name '*.egp' -exec cp -vuni '{}' "../dest_dir" ";"

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/157286/copying-files-with-multiple-extensions

 

 

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Re: Easier way to navigate SAS EG server files

In the longer term if you not only want to provide easier navigation but also provide better management of your SAS programs and projects then I recommend the use of software change management tools. EG already integrates with GIT, and from personal experience I've found other tools that work equally as well.

 

 

 

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