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Re: st: how can i get the list of ado-files in base and update folder?

From   "Dan Richard" <>
Subject   Re: st: how can i get the list of ado-files in base and update folder?
Date   Sun, 12 Jun 2005 17:03:21 +0000

thank you very much,professor Williams.

although "dir/s c:\stata8\ado\*.ado" doesn't work, i really appreciate your help.

i want to familiar all of the descriptions about ado-commands in a list style,that's my aim. now i think i have to use different approach to it. by the contents the soft provided,i can get the ado-commands&help stata co.installed and updated; by input "ado d",i can get the ado-commands written by others and installed by me. thank you again.

the below is the result when i input "dir/s c:\stata8\ado\*.ado":

. dir/s c:\stata8\ado\*.ado
invalid 'c' r(198);

. dir c:\stata8\ado\*.ado
file not found

. ls c:\stata8\ado\*.ado
file not found

. dir "c:\stata8\ado\*.ado"
file not found

. dir "c:\stata8\ado\" *.ado
invalid '*' r(198);

. dir "c:\stata8\ado\" .ado
invalid '.ado' r(198);

. dir "c:\stata8\ado\" ado
invalid 'ado' r(198);

From: Richard Williams <>
Subject: Re: st: how can i get the list of ado-files in base and update
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 15:03:42 -0500

At 07:16 PM 6/11/2005 +0000, =?gb2312?B?ta0g1LbF9A==?= wrote:

i met a problem,and who can help me?

when i input// .ado //in the command window, the LIST of ado-files i've installed is showed. but when i input// . ado, from("c:\stata8\ado") //, there is no any reaction and i cannot see the list of ado-files stata co.'s installed and updated. how can i see them? my meaning is that i want see all of the ado files in one list.

It is going to be an awfully long list, and you might be better off just doing it from the operating system. But, from within Stata, you could type


and then, at the command prompt, type

dir/s c:\stata8\ado\*.ado

There are various directory utilities available - perhaps one of them will work better for you.

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