Can I save / preserve list of scripts open in the editor?

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Omar Mian
Omar Mian on 14 Sep 2011
Answered: Image Analyst on 12 Nov 2020
I am working with some data and have about 8 scripts open in the editor to enable me to do this. Is it possible to save the identity of the scripts that are open so I don't have to manually locate and open each one next time I need to work with this data set?
In other words, can I save a playlist of scripts?

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Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 14 Sep 2011
What is your MATLAB version? New versions might help you.
help matlab.desktop.editor
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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 12 Nov 2020
To get a list of all filenames that are open in the editor, you can do this:
% Get list of all script editor tabs, listing names of the files in the command window.
editorTabs = matlab.desktop.editor.getAll;
% Filenames seem to be ordered in the editorTabs list by when you opened them:
% longest ago = #1, and most recently opened is the last item on the editorTab list.
% for k = length(editorTabs) : -1 : 1 % Use this to see them in reverse order: most recent to oldest.
for k = 1 : length(editorTabs) % Use this to see them in original order: oldest to most recent.
fprintf('(#%2d of %2d) Filname of editorTab(%d) =\t%s. \n', k, length(editorTabs), k, editorTabs(k).Filename);
end
I'm also attaching some utilities to close them with and without prompting.

Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 14 Sep 2011
Sure:
make a new script that calls:
edit script1
edit script2
edit script3
%etc.
it'll open all of 'em.
You might also want to look at cell mode and then concatenate them into one script but in different cells of that script. You can then evaluate each one independently but they'll all be together.
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