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st: RE: file wrote single opening quote
> Is there a way to wrote a single opening quote to a file
> with -file wrote-?
> In a program I have the command
> file write texfile `"`line'"'
> which wrotes the contents of the local macro `line' to the
> file handle
> "texfile". The command works well except for lines which
> contains either a
> local macro name (like `a') , or a single opening quote. In
> the first case
> Stata expands the local macro name to the contents of the
> local macro. But I
> want to have the local macro name (`a') in my file handle.
> In the second case
> I got an error message because Stata thinks that there
> should be a valid
> local macro name, which is not there.
> I tried to escape each occurence of the single opening
> quote with the
> backslash by substituting ` with \`. But
> local line: subinstr local line `"`"' `"\`"'
> does not work for obvious reasons. What else could be done?
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