MLStartDir

Specify MATLAB current working folder after startup

Syntax

MLStartDir(path)
MLStartDir path
out = MLStartDir(path)

Description

MLStartDir(path) sets the MATLAB® working folder after startup. Use this syntax when working directly in a worksheet.

MLStartDir path sets the MATLAB working folder after startup. Use this syntax in a VBA macro.

out = MLStartDir(path) lets you catch errors when executing MLStartDir in a VBA macro. If MLStartDir fails, then out is a string containing error code. Otherwise, out is 0.

Input Arguments

path

Path to the new MATLAB working folder after startup.

Output Arguments

out

0 if the command succeeded. Otherwise, a string containing error code.

Examples

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Specify MATLAB Working Folder

Set the MATLAB working folder to d:\work after startup:

MLStartDir ("d:\work")

Specify MATLAB Working Folder That Includes Spaces

If your folder path includes a space, embed the path in single quotation marks within double quotation marks.

Set the MATLAB working folder to d:\my work:

MLStartDir ("'d:\my work'")

More About

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Tips

  • This function does not work like the standard Microsoft® Windows® Start In setting, because it does not automatically run startup.m or matlabrc.m in the specified folder.

  • The working folder changes only if you run MATLAB after you run this function. Running this function while MATLAB is running does not change the working folder for the current session. In this case, MATLAB uses the specified folder as the working folder when it is restarted.

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