what is "qby" ? beginning of code line in Stata

I am trying to understand programming code for a program
I have.
The first line starts with "qby (variable name):  etc.

The variable is a unique ID comprising eg   201110082468 first 8 chars being date

Anybody any idea what "qby" means??
raceproAsked:
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ThommyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Have a look at this reference

Useful Stata Commands (for Stata version 11)
http://homepages.rpi.edu/~simonk/pdf/UsefulStataCommands.pdf

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“qby” is shorthand for “quietly
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raceproAuthor Commented:
Well done Thommy

Now I will get onto some more queries and come back with more
questions

Thanks
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