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Re: st: reading a value from a file into a scalar


From   "Chris Wallace" <Chris.Wallace@lshtm.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: reading a value from a file into a scalar
Date   Mon, 10 Jun 2002 10:16:50 +0100

Thank you to both Roger and Hakon for your suggestions.

Unfortunately, even under linux, an environment variable set in a shell
cannot be read from its parent process (in this case stata) and I cannot
find a way to get stata to read the return value.  I don't know how hard
this would be to implement, but it would be useful if -shell- caused the
return value to be stored in, say, r(retval).

However, I have updated my stata and -file- works perfectly.

Thanks again, Chris.

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