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From   "Carlos Eduardo Hernandez Castillo" <cehc84@hotmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: manipulating macro from dir extended_fcn
Date   Tue, 18 Sep 2007 11:42:50 -0500

Dear statalist community:

I am trying to manipulate the macro resulting from the dir extended_fcn. However, it is truncated by Stata every time I try to change it. For example:

. local archivos: dir "`dirdaneechareasmodificados'" files "*.dta"

. display `"`archivos'"'
"7areasa1991.dta" "7areasd2001.dta" "barranquilla.dta" "bogota.dta" "bucaramanga.dta" "cali.dta" "manizales

.dta" "medellin.dta" "nalech.dta" "nalenh.dta" "ocupados7areas_anual.dta" "ocupados7areas_trimestral.dta"
"ocupadosnacional_anual.dta" "ocupadosnacional_trimestral.dta" "ocupadosunificada_anual.dta" "pasto.dta"
"proporcionesnacional.dta" "temp.dta" "totalesbarranquilla.dta" "totalesbogota.dta" "totalesbucaramanga.
dta" "totalescali.dta" "totalesmanizales.dta" "totalesmedellin.dta" "totalesnacional.dta" "totalespasto.d
ta"
. global archivos=`"`archivos'"'

. display `"$archivos"'
"7areasa1991.dta" "7areasd2001.dta" "barranquilla.dta" "bogota.dta" "bucaramanga.dta" "cali.dta" "manizales

.dta" "medellin.dta" "nalech.dta" "nalenh.dta" "ocupados7areas_anual.dta" "ocupados7areas_trimestral.dta"
"ocupadosnacional_anual.dta" "oc
. local archivos=subinstr(`"`archivos'"',`"""',"",.)

. display `"`archivos'"'
7areasa1991.dta" "7areasd2001.dta" "barranquilla.dta" "bogota.dta" "bucaramanga.dta" "cali.dta" "manizales.

dta" "medellin.dta" "nalech.dta" "nalenh.dta" "ocupados7areas_anual.dta" "ocupados7areas_trimestral.dta" "ocupadosnacional_anual.dta" "oc
. local archivos=subinstr(`"`archivos'"',`"""',"",.)

. display `"`archivos'"'
7areasa1991.dta 7areasd2001.dta barranquilla.dta bogota.dta bucaramanga.dta cali.dta manizales.dta medellin

.dta nalech.dta nalenh.dta ocupados7areas_anual.dta ocupados7areas_trimestral.dta ocupadosnacional_anual.
dta oc
I would appreciate any help from you regarding this issue. What can I do to stop it from being truncated? I am using Stata 9.2. Thanks in advance for your help.

Carlos Eduardo Hernández Castillo
Colombian Ministry of Finance





From: "Carlos Eduardo Hernandez Castillo" <cehc84@hotmail.com>
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
CC: cehc84@hotmail.com
Subject: too many files for dirlist
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2007 16:37:20 -0500

Dear statalist community:

I have been using dirlist but it seems it has a maximum number of characters to retrieve in the return macros. For example, in a directory that contains the following files:

13areas.dta 7areas.dta Barranquilla.dta Bogota.dta Bucaramanga.dta Cali.dta Cartagena.dta Cucuta.dta Ibague.dta Manizales.dta Medellin.dta Monteria.dta NalECH.dta NalENH.dta OcupadosNacional.dta Pasto.dta Pereira.dta Proporciones.dta TotalesNacional.dta

"display r(fnames)" would retrieve:

13areas.dta 7areas.dta Barranquilla.dta Bogota.dta Bucaramanga.dta Cali.dta Cartagena.dta Cucuta.dta Ibague.dta Manizales.dta Medellin.dta Monteria.dta NalECH.dta NalENH.dta OcupadosNacional.dta Pasto.dta Pereira.dta Proporciones.dta TotalesNacional

I have been looking for an alternative to get the names of all the files but I have not been able to do so, do you have any idea? I am using Stata 9.2. Thanks in Advance.

Carlos Eduardo Hernández Castillo
Colombian Ministry of Finance

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