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Re: st: Generating log file name (automatic daily logs)

From   "Abdel Rahmen El Lahga" <>
Subject   Re: st: Generating log file name (automatic daily logs)
Date   Thu, 24 May 2007 18:02:40 +0200

My log file looks like:
set mem 300m
set matsize 800
log using "/home/rahmen/data/log/log $S_DATE.log" , append
cmdlog using "/home/rahmen/data/log/cmdlog $" , append
adopath + /home/rahmen/data/do
adopath + /home/rahmen/data/ado
adopath + /home/rahmen/data/matafunc
set scrollbufsize 500000
macro define F4 `
macro define F5 [ ]
macro define F6 {
macro define F7 }
quietly conren s 3
quietly conren ul 1

2007/5/24, Allan Reese (Cefas) <>:
This may be obvious or old hat, but I've been fiddling with reformatting dates to generate a daily log from Stata.
The following lines are in my

* Create daily audit trail of all commands (only allows one Stata invocation) ...
local logdate = string( d(`c(current_date)'), "%dCY-N-D" )
cmdlog using "c:\program files\stata9\logfiles\log`logdate'.txt", append
* ... and working log file of output (to rename for keeping)
capture erase c:\statalog.bak
capture copy c:\statalog.smcl c:\statalog.bak
log using c:\statalog, replace

The advantage of this format is the files stay in date order whether sorted by name or date modified.

Any simple suggestions to add 1,2 or a,b to the log filename if Stata is called more than once are invited - I guess it would require a loop, a counter, and "file open" as a test.


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