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st: RE: change directory from list

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   st: RE: change directory from list
Date   Mon, 21 Feb 2011 20:30:22 +0000

I think the issue remains the need to use " " around strings with embedded spaces, rather than any lack of support for scalars. 


    cd "`=mypath'"

-- as when the scalar is evaluated the spaces are now unprotected. 


Hanno Scholtz

I want to have a do-file performed in a number of directories, but it turns
out that the change directory command cd does not accept string scalars. 
Of course, 
    cd "c:\my data\stata"

works, but

    scalar mypath="c:\my data\stata"
    cd `=mypath'

does not. Does anyone know how to solve this? 

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