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System Options under UNIX

ALTPRINT System Option: UNIX

Specifies the destination for the output files from SAS procedures.
Valid in: configuration file, SAS invocation, SASV9_OPTIONS environment variable
Category: Environment control: Files
UNIX specifics: all

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-ALTPRINT file-specification | -NOALTPRINT

-ALTPRINT file-specification

specifies the location for copies of procedure output to be written. The file-specification argument can be any valid UNIX path to a directory, a filename, or an environment variable that is associated with a path. If you specify only the path to a directory, the copy is placed in a file in the specified directory. The name of the file will be filename.lst, where filename is the name of your SAS job. If you are running SAS interactively and specify only the path to a directory, the output is written to a file named sas.lst.


causes any previous ALTPRINT specifications to be ignored.


The ALTPRINT system option specifies a destination to which copies of the SAS procedure output file are written. All messages that are written to the SAS procedure output file are also written to the location specified in file-specification. You can use this option to capture the procedure output for printing.

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