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Re: st: saving all file names in directory/folder


From   "Raphael Fraser" <raphael.fraser@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: saving all file names in directory/folder
Date   Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:07:11 -0500

thank you all

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 2:12 PM, Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu> wrote:
> On Apr 17, 2008, at 1:53 PM, Phil Schumm wrote:
>
> > On Apr 17, 2008, at 1:19 PM, Gabi Huiber wrote:
> >
> > > When reading directory paths in Stata, always use forward slashes.
> > >
> >
> > <snip>
> >
> >
> > > Windows does not care. Unix would, but that's not the reason for this
> advice.
> > >
> >
> >
> > A minor correction.  Windows does care -- it expects to see paths
> separated by "\" just as Unix/Linux/OS X expect to see paths separated by
> "/".  The fact that you can use forward slashes in your Stata code and have
> it work on all platforms is courtesy of Stata.
> >
>
>
>  I must apologize -- I was wrong.  The Windows users here have informed me
> that
>
>     - DOS services since 2.0 and all Windows APIs have always accepted
> either
>       forward or backward slashes, but
>
>     - the standard command shells (CMD or COMMAND) only accept backward
> slashes
>
>  The latter is all I have ever used under Windows, which was the source of
> my misunderstanding.  Serves me right for commenting on something I know
> nothing about ;)
>
>
>
>
>  -- Phil
>
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