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st: shell command doesn't wait


From   Pradipto Banerjee <pradipto.banerjee@adainvestments.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: shell command doesn't wait
Date   Mon, 8 Oct 2012 13:04:53 -0500

Hi
I am trying to run a Windows exe command using -shell- that reads in a file and then outputs another file as follows:

.
<Stata lines that write a file myX.txt using the -file- command>
.
shell myexe myX.txt > myY.txt
.
<Stata lines that try to read myY.txt using the -file- command>

The issue is that the Stata -shell- runs "myexe myX.txt" portion, but then doesn't wait for the "> myY.txt" portion of windows command.

How do I get around this?

Thanks.

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