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Open file in appropriate application (Windows)


winopen name



winopen name opens the specified file in the Microsoft® Windows® application associated with the extension of the file. winopen uses a Windows shell command, and performs the same action as double-clicking the file in Windows Explorer.


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Open the file thesis.docx in Microsoft Word.

winopen thesis.docx

Open the file my_sine_wave.html in the system Web browser.

winopen my_sine_wave.html

Input Arguments

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Name of file to open, specified as a character vector. name can be an absolute or relative path.

See Also

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Introduced before R2006a