Other Available Commands
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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.


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:


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.