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ASHELL: Stata module to capture output from OS shell command

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  • Nikos Askitas

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Abstract

ashell is to be thought of as "another shell" or as "alternative" or "additional" shell. If you were at some point frustrated to find out that there is no way to capture the output of an OS command (one you submit by using stata's shell command) into a stata variable so that you can reformat it and reuse it or parts of it later then this is the module that solves your problem. It kind of adds to stata's shell command a feature like perl's backticks where you write something like "array = `os_command`" and your array contains the output of os_command.

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  • Nikos Askitas, 2007. "ASHELL: Stata module to capture output from OS shell command," Statistical Software Components S456833, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 05 Feb 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s456833
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install ashell". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 (https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt). Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
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    Unix; Linux; shell commands;

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