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Re: st: Deciding whether to add a filename extension


From   ariley@stata.com (Alan Riley)
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Deciding whether to add a filename extension
Date   Tue, 11 Oct 2005 11:09:00 -0500

Roger Newson (roger.newson@kcl.ac.uk) asks
> A further query. Would I be justified in assuming that, under any operating 
> system existing or forseeable, a -tempfile- name will always have an 
> extension, so we can always -use-, -save-, -insheet-, -outsheet-, -infile-, 
> -outfile-, -graph use-, -graph save- and -log- using tempfiles? (Just to be 
> sure.)

Yes.  Stata temporary filenames obtained via -tempfile- will always
have an extension.  Under Windows, the extension will be ".tmp".
Under Unix and OS X, the extension will be "." followed by a series
of numbers.


Alan
(ariley@stata.com)
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