Determine own location in a live script

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Stephen Bruder
Stephen Bruder on 25 Jan 2019
Commented: Reno Filla on 1 Oct 2021
Using live script: How do I make the live script aware of (or determine) its own file location? This is a simple task with a *.m file script. This causes problems when using a live script to call/run other scripts/simulink-files located in the same folder (as the live script) as the "current folder" is not updated to the live script's location (as is the case in a *.m file).
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Reno Filla
Reno Filla on 1 Oct 2021
Thanks Qi Wang, this is a live saver! I was getting crazy that Live Script would only get me "LiveEditorEvaluationHelpExxxxx" as reply to mfilename().

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Rik
Rik on 25 Jan 2019
Edited: Rik on 3 Mar 2021
I see no indication that pwd doesn't work in live-scripts.
If you can't guarantee the current folder, but do know the file name, you can use which.
dbstack doesn't seem to work as expected in my tests.
Edit:
There is also another thing you could try, @Qi Wang suggested using this:
fileparts(matlab.desktop.editor.getActiveFilename)
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Rik
Rik on 3 Mar 2021
I added it to my answer to prevent it from disappearing into the older comments.

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