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st: RE: path for winexec?

From   "Rodrigo Alfaro A." <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: path for winexec?
Date   Tue, 27 May 2008 12:56:20 -0400

It is clear in the manual: -shell- calls cmd.exe 
or and winexec calls any application. 

For example in WinNT we have

! or shell <=> winexec cmd.exe

For that reason your line !ps2pdf
is passing the argument "ps2pdf" to cmd


-----Mensaje original-----
[] En nombre de Martin Weiss
Enviado el: Martes, 27 de Mayo de 2008 12:33 p.m.
Asunto: st: path for winexec?

Dear Statalisters,

I am wondering whether there is a way to make Stata find executables on
its own. I usually have a smcl-log running and sometimes like to turn it
into a pdf (on a Windows machine). So I have it translated to ps and
then let Stata
-winexec- the ps2pdf from the Miktex distribution. After conversion, I
want the file to be displayed automatically, so the code looks like

-my commands-

log close
translate "mylog.smcl" "C:/Users/`c(username)'/Desktop/",
winexec "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe"

I have generalized the file to run on different machines without a
requirement for any tweaking. The only missing link is the path to the
reader exe in the last line. I am wondering why Stata is able to find
the ps2pdf exe but not the reader. Is there a way to have it do that as
well? I thought about putting it into the, but that would
merely shift the onus to the profile without solving the problem...

Any ideas?

Martin Weiss

Diplom-Kaufmann Martin Weiss
Mohlstrasse 36
Room 415
72074 Tuebingen

Fon: 0049-7071-2978184




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