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Re: st: incorporating zipped files into do-files


From   "Murali Kuchibhotla" <muralik@iastate.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: incorporating zipped files into do-files
Date   Tue, 29 Jul 2008 14:39:15 -0500 (CDT)

Hi Sergiy,
          Thanks.It worked beautifully!!

Murali



> Dear Murali,
> 
> see this thread earlier in the Statalist or search it in Google:
> 
> "st: Undocumented zip/unzip capabilities of Stata 10"
> 
> Although it is undocumented, it works fine so far and I believe it is
> going to stay with us because of:
> 
> " 22.  Official ado updates may now be distributed as a compressed archive.
>          This can make updates significantly faster for those with a slow
>          internet connection."
> 
> http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?whatsnew
> Stata executable, all platforms
> 
> But Stata developers might, of course, decide otherwise in the future.
> 
> Note that it is very easy to extract several files at once with this command:
> 
> //-------------------------------------
> unzipall.ado------------------------------------------------
> // Sergiy Radyakin, 2007-2008
> // This is a wrapper to an undocumented unzipfile command in Stata 10
> // It may or may not work in the later versions.
> // It does not work in any version prior to 10.
> // Use at your own risk, e.g.:
> 
> // unszipall, from("c:\temp\myarchive.zip") to("c:\unpacked")
> //            overwrite password("mypassword")
> 
> 
> program unzipall
>  version 10.0
>  syntax ,from(string) [to(string) overwrite password(string)]
> 
>  local  startdir `"`c(pwd)'"'
>  if missing(`"`to'"') local `"`to'"' `"`startdir'"'
>  quietly cd `"`to'"'
>  unzipfile `"`from'"', `overwrite' password(`"`password'"')
>  quietly cd `"`startdir'"'
> end
> 
> // -------------------------------- end of unzipall.ado
> --------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> 
> The benefit of using this code is of course that you don't have to
> install anything in addition to the .ado file, such as the unzip
> utility that Dr. Stovring mentions in the help file for -zipuse-.
> 
> 
> Best regards,
>     Sergiy Radyakin
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 7/25/08, Svend Juul <SJ@soci.au.dk> wrote:
> > Murali wrote:
> >
> >      My question concerns the use of data files which are compressed into a
> > zip-folder.Is there a way to incorporate the un-zipping of these files in 
the
> > form of code that is part of a do-file as opposed to individually 
extracting
> > each and every needed file separately from the do-program? Thanks.
> >
> > ==================================================================
> >
> > You might benefit from Henrik Stovring's -zipsave- and -zipuse- commands.
> > Find and install them by:
> >
> >   . findit zipsave
> >
> > HTH
> > Svend
> >
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Murali Kuchibhotla
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