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Why did the -nodesktop startup option disappeared from the documentation?

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Lockywolf
Lockywolf on 4 Jan 2018
Commented: Walter Roberson on 6 Jan 2018
On Windows one can run Matlab without the IDE by supplying the '-nodesktop' option to the matlab command.
However, neither the official documentation page:
Nor
matlab -h
List this option. Is this intentionally undocumented or is this option deprecated?

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Philip Borghesani
Philip Borghesani on 4 Jan 2018
Short answer: -nodesktop has never been officially supported on Windows.
This blog may answer any further questions: Launching MATLAB without the desktop.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 6 Jan 2018
https://www.mathworks.com/help/releases/R2013a/matlab/ref/matlabwindows.html
Not documented for windows for your release but it is documented for Linux for your release.
Just because something shows up in a -help list does not mean that it is officially supported.

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