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Determine if MATLAB started with -batch option



batchStartupOptionUsed returns true when MATLAB® starts with -batch option. Otherwise, the function returns false. Use the -batch option to start MATLAB non-interactively.

Use this function to guard code from being executed when MATLAB is running non-interactively with the -batch startup option and user input is either not desired or not supported in this mode.


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Suppose that you have a test that requires user input. You can automate this test to run using the matlab -batch startup option.

Prompt the user for input during interactive testing or specify a default value for automated testing.

if ~batchStartupOptionUsed
    answer = inputdlg("Enter a number");
    answer = 10;

Version History

Introduced in R2019a

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