Change Matlab Command Window Terminal Type?

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Hi, I want to run a command (git log -1) via system(), but the problem is that it complains:
>> system('git log -1')
WARNING: terminal is not fully functional
- (press RETURN)
The problem is Matlab will completely freeze if this is run in a script because the command expects RETURN to be pressed before proceeding. The Matlab command window is "dumb":
>> !echo $TERM
You can test this without git installed:
>> !less --help
WARNING: terminal is not fully functional
@/\less/\help/\file/\@ (press RETURN)
Does anyone know of a way to change the TERM setting or programatically stop the (press RETURN) hanging Matlab when run in a script.

Accepted Answer

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 21 Sep 2012
Assuming you are not using MS Windows, and that your shell is not csh:
system('TERM=ansi git log -1')
or equivalently,
system('export TERM=ansi; git log -1')
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Ian on 25 Sep 2012
Yes, that works, I had tried setting TERM but as a preceding system call which didn't work. Thanks a lot Walter!

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