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WHICHX

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18 Nov 2005 (Updated )

File search within MATLAB search path using wildcards.

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WHICHX file search within MATLAB search path using wildcards

The output in command window is linked, so that is possible to start M-Files, open MDL-, FIG-files and other types in editor or GUIDE directly. Please look on the screenshot.

EXAMPLES:
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WHICHX *.m lists all the M-files in the matlab search paths.

D = WHICHX('*.m') returns the results in an M-by-1
   structure with the fields:
       name -- filename
       date -- modification date
       bytes -- number of bytes allocated to the file
       isdir -- 1 if name is a directory and 0 if not%
       path -- directory

See also DIR, MATLABPATH, CD

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.1.0 (R14SP3)
Other requirements tested on PCWIN- and LINUX-Computer.
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Comments and Ratings (10)
25 Oct 2012 Jesse Hopkins  
29 Jul 2008 Thierry Dalon

Another limitation: it does not display methods files that is functions that are in a class directory. (because these directory are not returned by the path function).
So in some cases the which function returns more output than whichx :-(

19 May 2008 Elmar Tarajan

Thank you Thierry.
I'll fix it as soon as possible.
the new version is almost ready.

19 May 2008 Thierry Dalon

One Limitation:
If several M-files of same name are found, the links for run and edit will always open the "dominant" one.
Add full path in input to run and edit and use run function for run.

06 Mar 2008 Thierry Dalon

I would add for M-Files a link to call the help.

28 Nov 2007 Aurélien QUEFFURUST

Excellent! It is also great to be able to edit, run or cd the output

14 May 2007 Kent Conover

Works well - thanks. I propose that whichx.m should be included in the next Matlab release (R2007b).

22 Feb 2006 Evgeni Verbitski

Very, very good tuning of which! Very helpful in finding anything in old folders. Thanks!

21 Nov 2005 Valeri Karlov

Nice fast search. Real help. Before I used wwhich (from central file exchange), but in Matlab 7.1 it stopped working (do not know why). But, whichx works great.

21 Nov 2005 John D'Errico

Splendid. It also runs on Mac OSX.

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