Edit or create file
edit opens a new file called
the Editor. MATLAB® does not automatically save
edit opens the specified file in the Editor. If
file does not already exist, MATLAB asks if you want to create it.
file can include a
partial path, complete path, relative path, or no path. If
includes a partial path or no path,
edit will look for the file
on the search path. You must have write permission to the path to create
file. Otherwise, MATLAB ignores the argument.
You must specify the extension to open
files. MATLAB cannot directly edit binary files, such as
Open New File
Create and open a new file titled
Untitled.m in the MATLAB® Editor (or default editor).
Untitled.m does not appear in your Current Folder.
Create New Files
Create two new files in a new folder.
Create a file in a new directory using a character vector. A dialog box appears, asking if you want to create
new_script.m. Click Yes to create and open
mkdir tests edit tests/new_script.m
Create a second file using a string. Click Yes to create and open
S = "tests/new_script2.m"; edit(S)
Create and open the files
file4 in sequence.
edit file1 file2 file3 file4
file — Name of file
character vector | string
Name of file, specified as a character vector or string. If
specifies a path that contains a nonexistent folder, MATLAB throws an error. Specify multiple files on the same line by
separating file names with a space.
If you do not specify the extension and MATLAB is unable to find
edit creates a file with the specified name and a
file is overloaded (that is, appears in multiple folders on the search
path), then include a partial path to edit the correct page, such as:
If the file is part of a class or package, then either specify the path and extension or separate the components of the name with periods, such as:
edit className.name edit packageName.name edit packageName.className.name edit packageName.name
Introduced before R2006a