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Re: st: Execute shell command asynchronously?


From   Phil Clayton <philclayton@internode.on.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Execute shell command asynchronously?
Date   Tue, 22 May 2012 23:08:09 +1000

What's wrong with -winexec-?

Phil

On 22/05/2012, at 9:12 PM, Brendan Halpin wrote:

> Under Unix, can Stata execute a shell command asynchronously?
> 
> The help hints not, but doesn't say so explicitly:
> 
>    "Stata will wait for the shell to close or the
>    operating_system_command to complete before continuing."
> 
> This seems to say no, but in a sense the asychronous command completes
> immediately leaving a sub-process to do the work.
> 
> Simply appending "&" at the end of the command started by -!- doesn't
> seem to have an effect. nohup perhaps?
> 
> Brendan
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