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st: Obtaining time zone offset from within Stata
Is there a way for Stata to obtain the time zone offset from the operating
system (Windows XP Professional) in order to append it to the log file time
stamp? I understand that in Windows it's stored in the registry, but is there
a way from within Stata to query the operating system to obtain this
We're supposed to begin conforming to ISO 8601. For the log file time stamp, I
can -quietly log- and -display- a local macro containing formatted time stamp
information as a substitute for the Stata default time stamp format. I can
obtain everything I need as c-values except the time zone designator. I'm
supposing that "hard coding" it (manually appending "+9:00" to the local macro)
wiil not be considered very amusing.
Also, I need to document the executable born date and official ado-files'
current update date in the log file header, as well. I'm using -quietly update
query- to get this information in return macros, and then -display-ing
r(inst_exe) and r(inst_ado) with a display format. Is there a way to obtain
this information without using -update query-?
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