Unix / Linux / Ubuntu
Run Matlab script from command line
Run simple Matlab commands direct on Ubuntu command line
% multiply 3 with 4
% get square root of number 64
% print "Hello World!"
Run own Matlab script on Ubuntu command line
% run own script (.m file) on Ubuntu command line (use script-name without ending ".m")
% run script and save output in separate log file
% run own script function (.m file) that multiplies two input arguments
Matlab start options
-nodesktop avoids starting the complete Matlab desktop editor
-nosplash skips the splash screen (the little blue matlab logo starting window)
-nojvm starts matlab without Java
-noawt starts matlab without Java GUI, but loads Java for data processing
see -help for more options
-h|-help - Display arguments.
-n - Display final environment variables,
arguments, and other diagnostic
information. MATLAB is not run.
-e - Display ALL the environment variables and
their values to standard output. MATLAB
is not run. If the exit status is not
0 on return then the variables and values
may not be correct.
v=variant - Start the version of MATLAB found
in bin/glnxa64/variant instead of bin/glnxa64.
-c licensefile - Set location of the license file that MATLAB
should use. It can have the form port@host or
be a colon separated list of license files.
The LM_LICENSE_FILE and MLM_LICENSE_FILE
environment variables will be ignored.
-display Xdisplay - Send X commands to X server display, Xdisplay.
-nodisplay - Do not display any X commands. The MATLAB
desktop will not be started. However, unless
-nojvm is also provided the Java virtual machine
will be started.
-noFigureWindows - Disables the display of figure windows in MATLAB.
-nosplash - Do not display the splash screen during startup.
-softwareopengl - Force MATLAB to start with software OpenGL
libraries. Not available on macOS.
-nosoftwareopengl - Disable auto-selection of software OpenGL
when a graphics driver with known issues is detected.
Not available on macOS.
-debug - Provide debugging information especially for X
based problems. Linux only.
-desktop - Allow the MATLAB desktop to be started by a
process without a controlling terminal. This is
usually a required command line argument when
attempting to start MATLAB from a window manager
menu or desktop icon.
-nodesktop - Do not start the MATLAB desktop. Use the current
terminal for commands. The Java virtual machine
will be started.
-singleCompThread - Limit MATLAB to a single computational thread.
By default, MATLAB makes use of the multithreading
capabilities of the computer on which it is running.
-nojvm - Shut off all Java support by not starting the
Java virtual machine. In particular the MATLAB
desktop will not be started.
-jdb [port] - Enable remote Java debugging on port (default 4444)
-r MATLAB_command - Start MATLAB and execute the MATLAB_command.
-sd folder - Set the MATLAB startup folder to folder,
specified as a string.
-useStartupFolderPref - Set the MATLAB startup folder to the value
specified by the Initial working folder option
in the General Preferences panel.
-logfile log - Make a copy of any output to the command window
in file log. This includes all crash reports.
-Ddebugger [options] - Start debugger to debug MATLAB.
-nouserjavapath - Ignore custom javaclasspath.txt and javalibrarypath.txt files.