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exit(1) does not set exit code in Windows?

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Kris Thielemans
Kris Thielemans on 5 Sep 2015
Commented: Amol Koli on 9 Jul 2019
I'm trying to write a test-suite for MATLAB code. In my test script, I use exit(1) to be able to tell my build system (make) if the test failed. This works fine on Linux and MacOS. However, on Windows, the return code of MATLAB is always 0, even with the following
C:\Users\Kris>matlab -nodisplay -nosplash -nojvm -r "exit(1)"
C:\Users\Kris>echo %ERRORLEVEL%
Is this a bug, or do I misunderstand something? I'm using R2014b.


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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 5 Sep 2015

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Kris Thielemans
Kris Thielemans on 5 Sep 2015
thanks Walter. sadly, I had tried this and it doesn't work. I should have mentioned this. sorry

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Tyler Cumby
Tyler Cumby on 18 Jul 2018
This question is a bit old, but for those who still have it, instead of calling the matlab.exe in &ltMATLAB root&gt/bin, call MATLAB.exe in &ltMATLAB root&gt/bin/&ltarch&gt. That is,
start /wait "%PROGRAMFILES%\MATLAB\R2017b\bin\win64\MATLAB.exe" -nodesktop -nosplash -r "exit(1)"

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