SHORTDIR: Stata module to return the short Windows directory path name
shortdir is designed for programmers who want to know what the short directory name (a.k.a. "8.3" name) that DOS names a directory when it contains spaces in the name or has more than 8 characters in the name. This command only works in Windows because it shells out to a DOS prompt in order to get the short directory name that Windows came up with. The formula "Take the first 6 non-space characters and add '~1'" to the directory name does not reliably work in all situations.
|Requires:||Stata version 8.0 for Windows|
|Date of creation:||09 Oct 2003|
|Date of revision:||26 Feb 2011|
|Note:||This module may be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install shortdir". Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.|
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