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Steven
Steven on 7 Nov 2011
Edited: Martijn van Sluis on 15 Feb 2018
Hi,
I make a program wich open the terminal window(C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe) at each time it's fired. I use it in a loop, so I got many useless terminal windows.
My question is : how to close a terminal window from matlab.
Greetings, Steven

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Steven
Steven on 7 Nov 2011
It might be usefull, but I'm more looking for something simpler : I dont want to run anything in the background, I just want to close a windows.
Titus Edelhofer
Titus Edelhofer on 7 Nov 2011
Hi Steven,
O.K., I see. How do you call the other program (system? Using "!"?)
Titus
Steven
Steven on 7 Nov 2011
I know it uses java socket, but I can't tell you really more for now, but go ahead with some ideas using system, I'm interested.

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Steven
Steven on 7 Nov 2011
I got it, I thought matlab could do it by itself, but instead I modify the batch file of the program.

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Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 7 Nov 2011
Assume you run your MATLAB code as system('MyProgram.exe') and it brought up that ugly black window but never exits, you can do this:
system('MyProgram.exe < Exit.txt'), where Exit.txt is a text file you created ahead of time. The text file contains one line, which is 'exit' without both the single quotes.

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Steven
Steven on 7 Nov 2011
It doesn't work, I got the following :
Microsoft Windows XP [version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\DA2191\Bureau\complexe_calib_MLEp\old>Plusÿ?
ans =
0
It like if I must add something to confirm (y/n) ?
Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 7 Nov 2011
So, you are using system(), right? Maybe I should emphasize that the text file should contain the text "exit" and then a carriage return. As if you are doing it manually. In one of the open command window, if you type exit and then return, it will close the window, right?

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Steven
Steven on 7 Nov 2011
Yes, if I type exit in the terminal, it close the windows.

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Steven on 7 Nov 2011
Ok I see, well It doesn't work, I got as usual:
Microsoft Windows XP [version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\DA2191\Bureau\complexe_calib_MLEp\old>exit
ans =
0
Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 7 Nov 2011
I don't understand. You still have not answered the question how your program brought up the Cmd window. See this post yourself.
http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/19793-using-system-to-run-an-executable-outside-of-matlab
Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 20 Dec 2011
It should be the less than sign "<", not the greater than sign ">"!!!

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Martijn van Sluis
Martijn van Sluis on 15 Feb 2018
Edited: Martijn van Sluis on 15 Feb 2018
Perhaps not so elegant, but if you incorporate the following it works just fine:
keyInject('C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe','exit','C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe');
keyInject('C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe','\r','C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe');

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