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From |
Pablo Bonilla <pablo.bonilla1234@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: unrar - unzipfile |

Date |
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:32:43 -0400 |

Thank you both for your answers. I found that I have to run both DOS commands in the same line within the Stata or the do-file editor. shell set path="C:\Program Files\WinRAR";%path% & unrar e "filename.rar" Otherwise it does not work because each time the shell opens the DOS the "set path" command does not remain. Thank you both. This is super useful. PS: do you know where can I learn more about DOS or executing useful DOS commands from Stata ??? On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 1:32 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > Aaron's giving good answers but I am not clear why the question > emphasises doing this while -shell-ing out. I've had good results > under Windows with PeaZip > > http://peazip.sourceforge.net/index.html > > and I typically enter PeaZip as a separate application. Then it's > usually easy to see what's what. That is especially helpful if the > compressed file is not quite as you expect, or contains several files, > which are not equally interesting or useful. > > I note that as a generality the answers to such questions depend on > operating system; it's only an incidental mention of "win" as a prefix > that lets us guess that Pablo is using Windows. The FAQ encourages you > to specify operating system if it could possibly be pertinent. > > Nick > > On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Aaron Kirkman <ak1795mailserv@gmail.com> wrote: >> I misspoke. Once you've set the path from the Windows command line >> (which can be invoked by running --shell-- from within Stata), this >> command: >> >> !unrar e filename.rar >> >> should work from within Stata or a do file. It's a shell command, but >> the exclamation point will break the command if it's run from the >> Windows command line instead of Stata. > > On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Pablo Bonilla > <pablo.bonilla1234@gmail.com> wrote: > >>> I would like to know if there is a command that “unrar” my rar files. >>> The -unzipfile- command does not work with .rar files. If that command >>> does not exist, do any of you know how to use the -shell- command in >>> order to use “winRAR” with the purpose of unrar my files? > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ -- ---- Pablo Bonilla * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: unrar - unzipfile***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: unrar - unzipfile***From:*Pablo Bonilla <pablo.bonilla1234@gmail.com>

**Re: st: unrar - unzipfile***From:*Aaron Kirkman <ak1795mailserv@gmail.com>

**Re: st: unrar - unzipfile***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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