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Lost feature ... MATLAB Path update upon setting breakpoint

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Dan
Dan on 20 Jan 2020
Answered: Sai Bhargav Avula on 27 Mar 2020 at 7:29
In an older version of MATLAB, it used to be the case that upon setting a breakpoint in a file which was not on the path, the user would be prompted to add the containing directory to the path. That no longer seems to be the case ... I did not track down exactly in which version this capability was lost.
Does anyone know how to recover this capability? I can't seem to be able to find anything in the settings of MATLAB.

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Andrew Janke
Andrew Janke on 31 Jan 2020
Looks like this is gone. Time to hassle support@mathworks.com. :)

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Sai Bhargav Avula
Sai Bhargav Avula on 27 Mar 2020 at 7:29
Hi,
This was an intended change in behavior for 14b to allow users to create accurate breakpoints without needing the file to be on the path.
To change the directory to a given file, use the feature designed expressly for that purpose: right-clicking on the file's tab and selecting "Change Current Folder".
You can also add the file to the path, rather than (or in addition to) setting a breakpoint, by right-clicking the tab with the file name in the Editor and selecting "Add <foldername> to Search Path" . This operation will put the file's folder onto the top of the MATLAB path.
Finally, you can programatically create a script that will add the necessary folders to the path with the "addpath" command and execute this script before debugging your code
Hope this helps!

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