How to initiate a linux (shell) command from matlab but not wait for the output?
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covariant_cat on 12 Jul 2013
Commented: esmail on 17 Feb 2015
I know I can use the function unix (or system), but it has to wait the script to return. The script actually will run for a long time. I prefer matlab function to return immediately after calling the shell script. Is it possible?
Thanks a lot in advance!
Ken Atwell on 13 Jul 2013
If you end the command line with an ampersand, system should return immediately
Of course, you won't be able to capture the output of the command.
esmail on 17 Feb 2015
Hi. My problem is that I'm running multiple files with & in the background and am using system('wait') for all of them to complete. However, system('wait') is not working. I'd appreciate your response.
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