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How to save the output of an executable file in a different directory than current running directory?

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Nidhi SRIVASTAVA
Nidhi SRIVASTAVA on 24 Jul 2017
Answered: Walter Roberson on 24 Jul 2017
I am running an executable file using system command in matlab. The output which I get after the processing is to be saved in a different directory. Can anybody please help me out with this? Thank you.

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Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 24 Jul 2017
Run your MATLAB script or function in your desired directory, use system() command by specifying the location of your executable, e.g. system('c:\myFolder\myExecutable.exe')
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Nidhi SRIVASTAVA
Nidhi SRIVASTAVA on 24 Jul 2017
Thanks for the answer. But I guess it's not working in my case. I tried system([data_directory,'\SDISP96.exe &']). The executable file reads a file 'file1' which is in required 'data_directory'. But it isn't reading the file 'file1' from data_directory but from the current directory. Could you help me out with this problem, please?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 24 Jul 2017
Your executable does not appear to have any way to tell it which directory to read from (other than perhaps the current directory) or which location to write to (other than perhaps the current directory).
Potentially the executable has command line options telling it what to do, but that would be at the executable level.
Perhaps you could copy the input file into the directory where you need the output, cd to there, run the program

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