Edit file in existing Matlab from shell

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Robin
Robin on 12 Dec 2012
I was wondering if there might be a way to open a m-file for editing in an existing matlab session from the linux command line?
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Daniel Shub
Daniel Shub on 12 Dec 2012
Some projects I work on involve MATLAB only to a small extent. I could imagine wanting a shell script that would "switch" to one of these projects. Some of the things I might want to do is open some tex files, open some pdfs for reading, some vector graphics for editing, and some MATLAB files.

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Daniel Shub
Daniel Shub on 12 Dec 2012
The MATLAB editor is programmable from MATLAB (see Yair's blog). I think you would need to setup a socket to control MATLAB from the Linux CLI. The simplest might be to create a timer object in MATLAB that reads a file to see what files should be open in the editor. You could then echo filenames into that file from the Linux CLI. Or you could just use emacs.

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