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st: basic string operations


From   "Alexander Nervedi" <alexnerdy@hotmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: basic string operations
Date   Mon, 17 Apr 2006 05:27:39 +0000

Hi!

I have a dictionary in a set of folders and data in another folder.

global dict "C:\Program Files\ .......\Dict"
global data "C:\Program Files\ .......\Data"
gloabl filename "file2 ... file 200"

Now I need to place a call like

inflie "C:\Program Files\ .......\Dict\file.dct", using("C:\Program Files\ .......\Data\file1.raw"
tempfile data
save "`data'"

for file in `filename'{

inflie "'$dict`$file.dct' ", using(" $data'$var' ")
append "`data'"

}


the code keeps bailing at the for loop insheet saying it cant chaneg directories. is there a neat way of specifying directory changes with two strings ?

any help would be really great. i have been banging my head on this for a bit.

alex

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