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Running scripts from command line

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Other on 27 May 2011
Edited: Sourabh Kondapaka on 22 Sep 2020
I'm trying to use matlab script as one of the build steps in my program. I'm doing it like this:
matlab.exe -r "cd c:\outdir, run ('c:\outdir\my.m'), quit"
It works just fine, but if the script fails on some reason, matlab doesn't close with error code. It just hangs waiting for input, showing me the line when error happens. This blocks my build, because it waits for matlab to close.
Is there any way to quit after script failed? Or may be there's another way to run the script, so that it returns back to command line in any case?


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Ben Mitch
Ben Mitch on 27 May 2011
if you don't need error information, you could just enclose your call to run() in a try/end, such as:
matlab.exe -r "cd c:\outdir; try, run ('c:\outdir\my.m'); end; quit"


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David King
David King on 20 Dec 2018
I need the error information.
It seems the try/catch solution above discards any errors that occur.
Is there a way for matlab to exit and also obtain any errors/warning info from the command line?
Tommaso Seresini
Tommaso Seresini on 31 Jan 2020
could you elaborate on what the "end" is for? i tried running it without the "try" (catches errors ) and the "quit"( which closes matlab) but i obtain an error:
Error: Illegal use of reserved keyword "end".
Sourabh Kondapaka
Sourabh Kondapaka on 22 Sep 2020
Hi @Tommasso,
the "end" is for the "try" block. If you are going to remove "try" keyword, you'll also have to remove "end"

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