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Re: st: Renaming File Names


From   "Friedrich Huebler" <fhuebler@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Renaming File Names
Date   Tue, 6 May 2008 15:45:55 -0400

Raphael,

I assume you want to keep the extension.

local files: dir . files "*.csv"
foreach f of local files {
  local fnew = substr("`f'",1,4)
  shell ren "`f'" "`fnew'.csv"
}

Friedrich

On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 3:07 PM, Raphael Fraser <raphael.fraser@gmail.com> wrote:
> Is it possible to rename the file names below using the first four
>  characters in the file name in Stata?
>
>  018b_crp_13april08.0101.csv
>  020b_crp_26apr08.0101.csv
>  027b_crp_05april08.0101.csv
>  032bb_crp_06april08.0101.csv
>
>  Raphael
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