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Re: st: Get actual file name


From   Steven Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Get actual file name
Date   Wed, 6 Jul 2011 09:35:33 -0500

Renger

Another approach: Use a text editor that can insert insert the name of the file.  In Mac OS X, I use BBEdit and insert a clipping with the following contents.  In the text, #BASENAME#" is replaced by the do file name, after stripping off the ".do".
****************
local pname #BASENAME#
log using `pname', replace text
*********************

Steve
sjsamuels@gmail.com





On Jul 6, 2011, at 9:07 AM, Sergiy Radyakin wrote:

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 5:45 AM, Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 11:36 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.
> 
> You cannot.


and for a detailed discussion refer back to the 2007 thread "Does a do
file know its own name?" and followup's
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2007-08/msg00554.html

Best, Sergiy Radyakin

> 
> Sorry,
> Maarten
> 
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