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RE: st: ordered directory


From   "Feiveson, Alan H. (JSC-SK311)" <alan.h.feiveson@nasa.gov>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: ordered directory
Date   Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:27:20 -0500

Nick, Austin - Thanks - I had forgotton about the "redirect" (>)
option.

Al

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of n j cox
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 9:09 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: ordered directory

One way of tackling this is by writing a wrapper command, say

program oscmd
	version 8.2
	tempfile foo
	!`0' > `foo'
	type `foo'
end

When you then type

. oscmd dir *.dta /od

Stata opens a temporary file, then opens up a shell in which your
arguments are executed and the results sent to a temporary file.
Stata finally types the file. More elaborate variants could be written
to process the file.

See also
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2003-02/msg00217.html

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

Al Feiveson
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Is it possible to obtain an ordered directory of files from within
Stata? For example in Windows using a command prompt, one can type

    dir *.dta /o:d

to get a listing of files in order of modification date.

Apparently the -dir- comand in Stata does not take any sort options.

Also, typing

    !dir *.dta /o:d

is useless because the output immediately disappears from the screen.

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