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Program path in unix

How do I obtain the full path of a SAS program on a Unix-based system (SAS 9.4 TM1S1) automatically?


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‎08-05-2016 01:40 PM
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Re: Program path in unix

What program?  The program that is currently runnin? How did you submit the program to run?  If you submitted it from the command line then use the value of the SYSIN option. 

 

%let path = %sysfunc(getoption(sysin));

If the file doesn't exist then you might try adding .sas to the end of the value to see if it does.

%if ^%sysfunc(fileexist(&path)) %then %let path = &path..sas;

If you want the FULL path then make a filename and using the PATHNAME() function to get the real filename.

  %let rc = %sysfunc(filename(fileref,&path));
  %let path = %sysfunc(pathname(&fileref));
  %let rc = %sysfunc(filename(fileref));

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Re: Program path in unix

As long as you're talking about a batch job, it's straightforward to capture the name as a macro variable:

 

%let path = %sysfunc(getoption(sysin));

 

Once you get into interactive use, you have to consider what you're asking for ... last program brought into the current Program Editor window?

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‎08-05-2016 01:40 PM
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Posts: 6,498

Re: Program path in unix

What program?  The program that is currently runnin? How did you submit the program to run?  If you submitted it from the command line then use the value of the SYSIN option. 

 

%let path = %sysfunc(getoption(sysin));

If the file doesn't exist then you might try adding .sas to the end of the value to see if it does.

%if ^%sysfunc(fileexist(&path)) %then %let path = &path..sas;

If you want the FULL path then make a filename and using the PATHNAME() function to get the real filename.

  %let rc = %sysfunc(filename(fileref,&path));
  %let path = %sysfunc(pathname(&fileref));
  %let rc = %sysfunc(filename(fileref));
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Re: Program path in unix

The option suggested only renders the word "path" on a remote sumission. Are there other options?

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