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I want to close the current Matlab instance and open the new Matlab instance through Matlab command or script...Any inputs??

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Srinivas
Srinivas on 6 Mar 2014
something like this
Curr_dir = pwd;
bat_str = ['"' matlabroot '\bin\matlab.exe' '"'];
fid = fopen('restart_matlab.bat','w');
fprintf(fid, '%s\n', ['cd ' Curr_dir]);
fprintf(fid, '\n%s', bat_str);
fclose(fid);
system('restart_matlab.bat')
exit
HTH
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Rupesh
Rupesh on 10 Mar 2014
Thank you Srinivas for the answer. I implemented your suggestion. Its working as per my expectations. But it is creating one .bat (restart_matlab.bat) file. Is it possible to have same functionality without generation of additional files(here, .bat file)..
Once again Thank you for the earlier reply and looking forward for the response
Srinivas
Srinivas on 10 Mar 2014
just delete the bat file
Curr_dir = pwd;
bat_str = ['"' matlabroot '\bin\matlab.exe' '"'];
fid = fopen('restart_matlab.bat','w');
fprintf(fid, '%s\n', ['cd ' Curr_dir]);
fprintf(fid, '\n%s', bat_str);
fclose(fid);
system('restart_matlab.bat')
delete('restart_matlab.bat')
exit

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Andreas Goser
Andreas Goser on 6 Mar 2014
In a release a couple of years ago, I created a "finish.m" on the path and within the file it was just "matlab".
When closing MATLAB, with would run finish.m and while closing MATLAB it would start another one.
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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 10 Mar 2014
@Andreas, I assume you need to have the '&' after 'matlab' otherwise it will hold closing the first session until the second has closed.
Andreas Goser
Andreas Goser on 10 Mar 2014
Maybe... I haven't tried. This is what I did probably 8y ago ;-)

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 10 Mar 2014
system('matlab &');exit
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AA
AA on 6 Feb 2018
Hello @per,
Is there a way to do it on Linux? I tried the above command, it shows the startup screen but does not launch a new window?
Thanks!

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