This example shows how to assign the userpath folder as the startup folder on a Macintosh platform. The procedure is similar for UNIX® platforms. Assume that userpath is set to the default value on a Macintosh platform where smith is the home folder.
Using a bash shell, set the MATLAB_USE_USERWORK environment variable so that userpath will be used as the startup folder.
From that shell, start MATLAB®. Next, verify the current folder in MATLAB.
Confirm that this is the same as the folder defined for userpath.
Confirm that the userpath is at the top of the search path.
/Users/smith/Documents/MATLAB /Users/smith/Applications/MATLAB/R2009a/toolbox/matlab/general /Users/smith/Applications/MATLAB/R2009a/toolbox/matlab/ops ...