Other Available Command Processor Commands

Several commands are available at the Stat/Transfer prompt which are the same as operating system commands.  You can also get help from the command line and, if you wish, you can produce a log of your transfer session.

 

Operating System Commands

Changing Directory

You can change directories by typing the cd command, just as you do at the operating system prompt.  Note that the cd command given with no parameters will return the current directory.

 

Changing Drive (Windows)

You can change drives by typing the drive letter followed by a colon, just as you do at the DOS prompt.

 

Listing Files

 

You can obtain a list of files by using the dir or ls command.  For example,

 

    dir *.xls

 

will list all files with the extension .xls files in the current directory.

 

Running Other Programs and OS Commands

You can execute operating system commands and run other programs from the Stat/Transfer command line by preceding the program name and arguments with any of the following dos, shell or '!'.  For example,

 

    shell del  logfile.dat

    dos del logfile.dat

    !del logfile.

 

You might use the following, allowing you to unzip a file with a command given to Stat/Transfer:

 

    !unzip  sasdata.zip  mysas1.sd2

 

where '!' has been used instead of 'dos' or 'shell'*.

 

A sequence of commands can be entered directly at the Stat/Transfer prompt or stored in a file for batch execution.

 

Quit

You can terminate your Stat/Transfer session by typing 'quit' or 'q'.

   

Command Processor Help

Online Help

You can reach online help from the Stat/Transfer command line by typing:

 

    help

 

To return to the command line, close the HELP screen.

 

Help in the Command Processor

You can issue the following commands to get help without leaving the command processor:

 

   help commands

    help copy

    help formats

    help running

    help set

    help set all

    help set general

    help set date

   help set sas

    help set ascii

    help set worksheet

 

To get a list of the available commands, type:

 

       help help

 

Logging Stat/Transfer Sessions

You can log your transfer session to a file by typing:

 

    LOG USING filename

 

where filename is the name of the log file.

 

All of the commands that you enter and all messages from Stat/Transfer will be written to the file.