At any time, do one of the following:
Click the Close box in the MATLAB® desktop.
Click on the left side of the desktop title bar and select Close.
exit at the command
MATLAB closes after:
To set a preference that displays a confirmation dialog box when you exit:
On the Home tab, in the Environment section, click Preferences.
Select MATLAB > General > Confirmation Dialogs.
Select the Confirm before exiting MATLAB check box and click OK.
MATLAB then displays the following dialog box when you exit.
You can also display your own exit confirmation dialog box using a
finish.m script, as described in the following
When MATLAB exits, it runs the script
finish.m exists in the current folder or anywhere on the
search path. You create the file
finish.m containing statements
such as saving the workspace or displaying a confirmation dialog box. There are two
sample files in
/toolbox/local that you
can use as the basis for your own
finishsav.m — Includes a
function so the workspace is saved to a MAT-file.
finishdlg.m — Displays a confirmation dialog box
that allows you to cancel quitting.