Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 08:18:28 -0500
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From: Nat Wooding <Nathaniel_Wooding@DOM.COM>
Subject: Re: Kludge of the day
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Don, Lex, Randy, and even Wild Bill
Thanks for the replies.
I'm on an NT box at the moment and I tried two different approaches to
finding the path per Don and Randy -- Windows Explorer and My Computer. If
I did the options modifications, Explorer did display the path when I
single clicked the file but the path could not be copied. In neither case
would the properties display the full path and what little was there could
not be copied. It looks like Bill and I are in the same boat. I just spoke
with someone here who uses XP and she suggested the properties approach and
was surprised to learn that I could not copy the path.
I can add that in the past, I have used the trick of highlighting the file
name and copying that much so at least that works on NT. At least, an XP
box is in the future.
I have not yet tried UltraEdit but my get around to it at sometime.
<don_stanley@PARAD To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Sent by: "SAS(r) Subject: Re: Kludge of the day
03/03/04 04:03 PM
Please respond to
No need to create a shortcut. It is quicker and easier to just click the
properties of the file. The path is right there on the file properties and
can be highlit and copied to the clipboard. It is beside the word
Location . You can also copy the filename from this properties window.
On Wed, 3 Mar 2004 15:48:01 -0500, Nat Wooding <Nathaniel_Wooding@DOM.COM>
>For a while, I have been wishing that I could copy long Windows filenames
>(and paths) so that I could paste them into my SAS programs that need to
>read them. Our Help Desk has offered me one solution and I have found a
>Kludge One: If one creates a shortcut to the file and opens the properties
>and clicks on the tab that shows the file path, that path may be copied
>then pasted at the desired location. Of course, you will probably need to
>delete the shortcut. This will even work on NT if the shortcut is created
>in the file where the desired file resides (as opposed to placing the
>shortcut on the desktop which is a no-no for those who lack NT
>Kludge two: If you have the SAS import product, you may tell SAS that you
>want to import a file and, when you browse, find, and click on the file,
>the name appears in a window. This window may be highlighted and copied.
>This kludge involves about as many steps but you do not have to delete the