Keep your user-written ado-files updated

From time to time, authors of user-written additions to Stata (called packages) update their ado-files to add more features or correct for bugs. To check whether the packages you have downloaded require updating, type:


For more information on -adoupdate-, see “help adoupdate”. Note that -adoupdate- does not check updates for official Stata files. Use -update query- to check if you have the latest Stata ado-, executable-, or utility- files (see “help update”). For convenience, you can enable automatic update check of official Stata files by typing “set update_query on”.

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  1. any way to auto update Stata without getting that prompt about “Do you want to update Stata? It needs to shut down blah blah blah”.

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