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Re: st: Getting number of files via -fs-


From   Partho Sarkar <partho.ss+lists@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Getting number of files via -fs-
Date   Wed, 7 Mar 2012 14:09:43 +0530

Ok, I found a way- using the inbuilt -dir- command instead of -fs-

//
local list:dir . files "*"
local numfiles : word count `list'
di "`numfiles'"
//

A similar issue was discussed here:
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2008-02/msg00708.html ,and Nick
suggested trying dir!

[ Still, funny about these quotes in Stata!]

Partho

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 1:46 PM, Partho Sarkar <partho.ss+lists@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am using Nick Cox's -fs- utility to automate a recurrent append
> files operation (that part works like a charm!)  As a part of this, I
> now need to keep track of of the number of  files  processed.  For
> some reason, I simply cannot get this part right.  Here is what I
> tried (there are 7 (seven)  files in the directory):

<snipped>

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