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Re: st: Get actual file name


From   Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Get actual file name
Date   Wed, 6 Jul 2011 07:06:42 -0500

On Jul 5, 2011, at 4:36 AM, Renger van Nieuwkoop wrote:
> I now have the following in all my do-files where the first line changes accordingly (OBSAN_Data is in this case the name of the do-file):
> 
>      local filename .\temp\OBSAN_Data
>      include open.do
> 
> in open.do I have among lots of other stuff that is used for every do-file I write, the following line:
> 
>      log using `filename', replace text
> 
> I just want to get rid of the necessity to write the first line where I define the macro filename.


It's worth noting that you can achieve the same effect by executing your do-file from the command line.  For example,

    stata -b OBSAN_Data

will automatically generate the file OBSAN_Data.log, without having to do what you describe above.  If you're using Windows (which I presume from the backslashes), see [GSW] C.6 Stata batch mode for more info.


-- Phil


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