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location of file created by fopen command

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Ricky
Ricky on 3 Jul 2013
hello everyone,
I am creating a file using using the below command
[fid,message] = fopen('test1.dump','w')
my fid is a positive value but I could not find where the file was created. How can I locate the file in MATLAB
Thanks

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 3 Jul 2013
It will be in the current folder - just look at the top of MATLAB and it will show it to you. It's not very robust programming to do that. It's far more robust to specify the folder so you know exactly where the file gets saved to, rather than just going into whatever the current folder happens to be.
folder = 'C:\Users\Public\Documents'; % or wherever.
baseFileName = 'test1.dump';
fullFileName = fullfile(folder, baseFileName);
[fileID, message] = fopen(fullFileName, 'w')

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Shashank Prasanna
Shashank Prasanna on 3 Jul 2013
It will be in the current folder.
>> pwd
Also
>> which -all test1.dump

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