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Re: st: re: shell


From   Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: re: shell
Date   Fri, 6 May 2005 19:28:04 +0100

On 5/6/05, Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> wrote:
> Strange that the earlier code does not work, since
> 
> . foreach w of local c {
>    2. !ls ./`w'/*.*
>    3. }
> 
> works fine (when local c = c(alpha) and  pwd =
> /applications/stata/ado/base/)
> 
> I cannot get the parser to misbehave.
> 
> Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
> http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html

Kit,

Are you typing this in at the command line, or is it in a do-file?

I tried it both interactively and from a do-file and it worked fine
interactively, but not from the do-file.

The manual ([U] (Stata8) p173) states that...

 "The /* */, //, and /// comment indicators can be used in do-files
and ado-files only; you may not use them interactively."

Neil

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