string variable and command prompt

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I know you can use a string variable with cd such as dir = 'C:Users\User\Documents\Matlab' then cd(dir). Is that same type of command possible using the system command such as [status] = system('move dir\file.txt newlocation')
Stephen23 on 20 Jun 2018
Why do you need to system for this? movefile is simpler and faster.

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Philip Borghesani
Philip Borghesani on 20 Jun 2018
Short answer: yes.
Long answer: Any MATLAB function that takes one or more character vectors as input can be called in command mode see command-vs-function documentation for more information.
I am a bit surprised you had to ask is something not working the way you expect it to?
Philip Borghesani
Philip Borghesani on 20 Jun 2018
You might try movefile for this instead. Error handling will be simpler, it can work on all platforms, and it is probably faster.

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