Change current folder
oldFolder = cd(newFolder)
the current folder to
cd displays the current folder.
The folder to which you want to change the current folder, specified as a character vector. Valid values can be any one of the following:
The current folder that was in place when you issued the
The current folder is a reference location that MATLAB® uses to find files. This folder is sometimes referred to as the current directory, current working folder, or present working directory.
cd with the
to change the current folder to the examples directory for the currently
running version of MATLAB:
On a Microsoft® Windows® platform, specify the full
path to change the current folder from any location to the examples
directory for MATLAB Version 7.11 (R2010b), assuming that version
is installed on your
cd('C:/Program Files/MATLAB/R2010b/help/techdoc/matlab_env/examples') % Change the current folder from % C:/Program Files/MATLAB/R2010b/help/techdoc/matlab_env/examples to % C:/Program Files/MATLAB/R2010b/help/techdoc: cd ../.. % Use a relative path to change the current folder from % C:/Program Files/MATLAB/R2010b/help/techdoc back to % C:/Program Files/MATLAB/R2010b/help/techdoc/matlab_env/examples: cd matlab_env/examples % Change the current folder from its current location to a new % location,but save its previous location. Later, change the % current folder to the previous location. % This returns % C:/Program Files/MATLAB/R2010b/help/techdoc/matlab_env/examples % to oldFolder, and then changes the current folder to % C:/Program Files: oldFolder = cd('C:/Program Files') % Display current folder: pwd % Change the current folder to the previous location: cd(oldFolder) pwd
On a UNIX® platform, change the current folder to the examples directory for the currently running version of MATLAB, assuming it is installed in your home location:
When using the command syntax (
newFolder contains spaces, enclose it in single
On UNIX platforms, use the
character to represent the user home directory.
If you use
cd within a local function,
the folder change persists after program control returns from the
function. That is, the scope of the folder change is global.