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FILESEARCH: Stata module to recursively list files matching to a pattern or regular expression

Daniel Bela

Statistical Software Components from Boston College Department of Economics

Abstract: filesearch lists file- or directory names from the file system, and returns them to the user. It supports pattern or regular expression matching for filtering the results. Also, it is able to recursively list results from subdirectories, with a configurable depth. When used in Stata 14 or younger, -filesearch- automatically uses Unicode. In older Stata versions, inconveniences may arise as soon as you encounter file names containing Unicode characters. -filesearch- is the successor of the older command -retrievefilenames-, which is now considered deprecated.

Language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 13
Keywords: dir; ls; files; directories; regex; recursive; retrievefilenames (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-09-24
Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install filesearch". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
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