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st: RE: respecting -quietly- on shell calls


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: respecting -quietly- on shell calls
Date   Mon, 9 Aug 2004 15:48:34 +0100

Often I find it useful to send the results 
of the OS call to a temporary file. 

An example or two would help to see what 
you want. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Mark Holmes
 
> Anyone have any insight on -quietly- making calls to operating system
> commands ?  I have tried commands of the form
> 
> 	qui ! op_command
> 
> to no avail --- stata does not respect the -quietly- with a 
> call to the
> shell.  Any ideas on workarounds?  I am running both stata 
> (SE 8.2) for
> windows and unix.  I have some second best solutions (such as 
> treating the
> symptoms by turning the log on and off at appropriate times 
> to minimze the
> size of the log file) but was hoping to treat the disease.

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