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Pablo Bonilla <pablo.bonilla1234@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: unrar - unzipfile |

Date |
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:37:29 -0400 |

Great ! thank you Nick. I really appreciate your solutions. best, On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 4:38 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: > -unrar- is not, to my understanding, a DOS command strict sense, or > whatever Microsoft wants to call them these days. > > It is a call to a program you may or may not have installed. So, that > kind of use depends on what extras you have. > > Also, the usefulness of that kind of call depends on setting the path. > > On the rest, a Google turns up various places including > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_MS-DOS_commands > > Looking at that kind of list, I see many I used to know and use, and > many I probably never knew about. I still occasionally go the Command > Prompt and issue -dir- -find- or -xcopy-. > > Nick > > On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 8:32 PM, Pablo Bonilla > <pablo.bonilla1234@gmail.com> wrote: >> Thank you both for your answers. >> >> I found that I have to run both DOS commands in the same line within >> the Stata or the do-file editor. >> >> shell set path="C:\Program Files\WinRAR";%path% & unrar e "filename.rar" >> >> Otherwise it does not work because each time the shell opens the DOS >> the "set path" command does not remain. >> >> Thank you both. This is super useful. >> >> PS: do you know where can I learn more about DOS or executing useful >> DOS commands from Stata ??? >> >> >> >> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 1:32 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: >>> Aaron's giving good answers but I am not clear why the question >>> emphasises doing this while -shell-ing out. I've had good results >>> under Windows with PeaZip >>> >>> http://peazip.sourceforge.net/index.html >>> >>> and I typically enter PeaZip as a separate application. Then it's >>> usually easy to see what's what. That is especially helpful if the >>> compressed file is not quite as you expect, or contains several files, >>> which are not equally interesting or useful. >>> >>> I note that as a generality the answers to such questions depend on >>> operating system; it's only an incidental mention of "win" as a prefix >>> that lets us guess that Pablo is using Windows. The FAQ encourages you >>> to specify operating system if it could possibly be pertinent. >>> >>> Nick >>> >>> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 5:32 PM, Aaron Kirkman <ak1795mailserv@gmail.com> wrote: >>>> I misspoke. Once you've set the path from the Windows command line >>>> (which can be invoked by running --shell-- from within Stata), this >>>> command: >>>> >>>> !unrar e filename.rar >>>> >>>> should work from within Stata or a do file. It's a shell command, but >>>> the exclamation point will break the command if it's run from the >>>> Windows command line instead of Stata. >>> >>> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Pablo Bonilla >>> <pablo.bonilla1234@gmail.com> wrote: >>> >>>>> I would like to know if there is a command that “unrar” my rar files. >>>>> The -unzipfile- command does not work with .rar files. If that command >>>>> does not exist, do any of you know how to use the -shell- command in >>>>> order to use “winRAR” with the purpose of unrar my files? > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ -- ---- Pablo Bonilla * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: unrar - unzipfile***From:*Pablo Bonilla <pablo.bonilla1234@gmail.com>

**Re: st: unrar - unzipfile***From:*Aaron Kirkman <ak1795mailserv@gmail.com>

**Re: st: unrar - unzipfile***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: unrar - unzipfile***From:*Pablo Bonilla <pablo.bonilla1234@gmail.com>

**Re: st: unrar - unzipfile***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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