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SAS Companion for UNIX Environments

Using External Files and Devices


Introduction to External Files and Devices

Accessing an External File or Device

Specifying Pathnames

Assigning Filerefs with the FILENAME Statement

Concatenating Filenames

Assigning a Fileref to a Directory (Using Aggregate Syntax)

Using Environment Variables to Assign Filerefs

Filerefs Assigned by the SAS System

Reserved Filerefs

Reading from and Writing to UNIX Commands (PIPE)

Sending Electronic Mail from Within the SAS System (EMAIL)

Processing Files on TAPE

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