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RE: st: ordered directory

From   "Feiveson, Alan H. (JSC-SK311)" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   RE: st: ordered directory
Date   Wed, 26 Sep 2007 09:27:20 -0500

Nick, Austin - Thanks - I had forgotton about the "redirect" (>)


-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of n j cox
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 9:09 AM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: st: ordered directory

One way of tackling this is by writing a wrapper command, say

program oscmd
	version 8.2
	tempfile foo
	!`0' > `foo'
	type `foo'

When you then type

. oscmd dir *.dta /od

Stata opens a temporary file, then opens up a shell in which your
arguments are executed and the results sent to a temporary file.
Stata finally types the file. More elaborate variants could be written
to process the file.

See also

[email protected]

Al Feiveson
Is it possible to obtain an ordered directory of files from within
Stata? For example in Windows using a command prompt, one can type

    dir *.dta /o:d

to get a listing of files in order of modification date.

Apparently the -dir- comand in Stata does not take any sort options.

Also, typing

    !dir *.dta /o:d

is useless because the output immediately disappears from the screen.

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