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Re: st: Shell

From   Neil Shephard <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Shell
Date   Fri, 6 May 2005 19:21:00 +0100

On 5/6/05, Nick Cox <[email protected]> wrote:
> I guess you need to try to fool the parser
> by, as it were, smuggling your slash through
> customs without it being spotted.
> I'd try
> local slash "/"
> ...
> ! rm ${temp}`slash'*.*
> in the hope that the splitting off of
> comments precedes the interpretation of
> the local macro.
Excellent, that works a treat, Stata does indeed appear to parse for
comments before assessing the contents of the macro.  Have added that
to my as a global macro so that it will always be
global SLASH "/"

. di "$SLASH"
/ works perfectly in the sample do-file as shown in the previous posts.

Many thanks Nick,


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