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st: RE: recursively search folder sub directories and store filenames in a text file

From   Tim Evans <>
To   "" <>
Subject   st: RE: recursively search folder sub directories and store filenames in a text file
Date   Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:04:54 +0000

Hi all,

I am using Stata 11.2 and have a working directory called "T:\Projects\Final". In this folder I have a number of subfolders i.e. GEH_2013, SWB_2013 and within these I have for example GEH_COL and GEH_OGD. Within these folders I have a csv file.

So folder structure looks like :

T:\Projects\Final\GEH_2013\GEH_COL\ GEH_COL_combined.csv T:\Projects\Final\GEH_2013\GEH_OGD
T:\Projects\Final\GEH_2013\GEH_OGD\ GEH_OGD_combined.csv

What I am trying to do is ultimately identify the names of each csv file contained at the third level of sub-directory and append the csv files into one large file.

I have taken a look at using the following:

rcd, :! dir *.csv /a-d /b >filelist.txt

but all this does is create a text file in each sub-directory with the name of the csv file in that directory - so for T:\Projects\Final I have an empty text file as no csv files here, but what I need is a single text file that contains the filename and path for each csv file contained within T:\Projects\Final.

Once I have this, my aim is to use the filenames and paths stored in the text file and to combine each csv file into one file.

If anyone has a more elegant method of appending all csv files that are stored within sub-directories of a folder then I'd be grateful to hear!

Best wishes


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