How to close editor from the command line?

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K E
K E on 3 Jun 2016
Commented: Walter Roberson on 1 Apr 2019
I accidentally opened a huge file in the editor and it won't close, and when I restart Matlab the editor reopens the huge file. Is there a way to close the editor from the Matlab prompt? If it matters, I have several mfiles open in different tabs of the editor, but fine to close them all.

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Joseph Cheng
Joseph Cheng on 3 Jun 2016
Edited: Joseph Cheng on 3 Jun 2016
you can call com.mathworks.mlservices.MLEditorServices.closeAll
you can read up all about this on the http://undocumentedmatlab.com/blog/accessing-the-matlab-editor page
incase the editor ties you up so you still cannot access the command window then try creating a start up file http://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/startup.html or move the large file from where it is so matlab "errors" when trying to load the file

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Steven Lord
Steven Lord on 4 Jun 2016
Use the MATLAB Editor API introduced in release R2011a.

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