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"David Elliott" <dcelliott@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: -log- in Stata to bypass commands that resulted in errors? |

Date |
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 14:33:54 -0400 |

I came across Mingfeng Lin's question: > >> I'm just curious if there is a way (or maybe an add-on) in Stata to > >> create a log file for only the correct commands? -log using- or -# > >> review- will capture all commands that have been typed in the window, > >> including those resulting in errors. If there is a way for the log > to > >> automatically filter out those commands, it would be really nice, > >> especially replicating what we do in an interative manner with Stata. -- Alan Riley's answer covered what is possible from the review window by filtering out the !_rc statements. However, there appears to be no programmatic method to do so. I have written programs to strip successfully completed command lines from general log files, but such methods will not work with the new -cmdlog- feature. As part of my -profile.do- I run a command log* appending each session's commands to a serial log so that I don't inadvertently lose interactive commands (especially useful for graph commands which are often incrementally built) Like Mingfeng I wish I could either (1) log only successful commands or (2) have the _rc included in a preceding or following comment like: balderdash /*unrecognized command: balderdash r(199);*/ or /*r(199)*/ balderdash This would make it relatively simple to find,examine and eliminate manually or programmatically those error-producing statements even long after the fact. I think the concept would be a useful -cmdlog- option. David Elliott * Automatic Command Log creating code if anyone is interested: ============================================== // Create a time-stamped default command log for every session capture log using "`c(sysdir_personal)'command.txt", append text noisily di _n(3) _dup(80) "*" _n /// c(current_time) + " " + c(current_date) _n /// _dup(80) "*" _n(2) capture log close cmdlog using "`c(sysdir_personal)'command.txt", append ============================================== * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**RE: st: -log- in Stata to bypass commands that resulted in errors?***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

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