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Re: st: Deciding whether to add a filename extension

From   Roger Newson <>
Subject   Re: st: Deciding whether to add a filename extension
Date   Tue, 11 Oct 2005 17:47:07 +0100

Thanks again to Alan for his prompt and helpful reply. I think I now know how best to fix the bug in -listtex-.


At 17:09 11/10/2005, Alan Rileywrote:

Roger Newson ( 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.

Roger Newson
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Department of Public Health Sciences
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