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Re: st: Extracting a string from c(current_time)


From   Joseph Coveney <jcoveney@bigplanet.com>
To   Statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Extracting a string from c(current_time)
Date   Fri, 25 Mar 2005 14:38:10 +0900

John-Paul Ferguson wrote (excerpted):

My question therefore is this: how can I retrieve the current date or time
and hold it as a genuine string, such that I can manipulate it?

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Something like the following should work.

Joseph Coveney


program autolog
     local now = subinstr("`c(current_time)'", ":", "", .)
     local today = string(date("`c(current_date)'", "dmy"), "%dCYND")
     local timestamp `today'T`now'
// capture log close
     log using `timestamp'.log, replace
end


. autolog
(note: file A:\20050325T143342.log not found)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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       log:  A:\20050325T143342.log
  log type:  text
 opened on:  25 Mar 2005, 14:33:43

. log close
       log:  A:\20050325T143342.log
  log type:  text
 closed on:  25 Mar 2005, 14:33:46
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