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Re: st: run stata in a batch mode using do file

From   Brendan Halpin <>
Subject   Re: st: run stata in a batch mode using do file
Date   Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:37:43 +0100

On Wed, Sep 19 2012, tashi lama wrote:

> $ stata -b do try1; firm(93619)
> stata isn't happy and returns -ksh: syntax error: `(' unexpected

This isn't a Stata error, it is a shell error: the shell doesn't like
the parentheses (and will interpret the semi-colon as starting a new
command). You would be better to do something like this 

$ stata -b do try1 93619

where calls the try1 program like this:

try1, firm(`1')

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