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Is there anyway to get the folder location where the executable is running ?

Asked by Saurabh PATIL on 16 Oct 2013
Latest activity Commented on by Image Analyst
on 16 Oct 2013
I want to create an executable which grabs files in the same directory where the executable is running and process it accordingly . I used in the code 'pwd' command to get the current folder location, but when the executable is created Matlab hardcodes the current folder location of my working directory and packages it .Thus i am not able to deploy my tool .

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Answer by Adam Filion on 16 Oct 2013

I wouldn't expect it to hardcode that path at compile time which could be a bug. You may want to contact tech support to confirm that.
Alternatively you could use dir to identify files, or if you want to make it interactive use uigetfile / uigetdir.

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Answer by Image Analyst
on 16 Oct 2013
Edited by Image Analyst
on 16 Oct 2013

I believe it's in the system variable called ctfroot.
root = ctfroot returns a string that is the name of the folder where the CTF file for the deployed application is expanded.

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I tried using this but it did'nt work. I also used
[status, wrkdir] = dos('echo %cd%'); cd wrkdir;
but that also creates a path in the executable .
cd or pwd is not a reliable and robust way of getting the folder of the executable since the current folder may be changed by code within the executable. Then you might try mfilename('fullpath').

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