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Re: st: how to avoid truncation when trimming a long string


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: how to avoid truncation when trimming a long string
Date   Sun, 12 Mar 2006 19:23:54 -0500

At 06:38 PM 3/12/2006, reardon, sean f. wrote:
colleagues --
i want to trim leading a trailing blanks off a string entered by a user
in a program -- the string is saved in local macro "model".  the string
may be very long (longer than 256 characters).

when i use the following line:

local model = trim("`model'")
How about just

local model `model'

I believe leading and trailing blanks get striped that way.


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