how to pass arguments to matlab executables

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i have a exe name a1.exe
now i need to run this exe using a batch file(.bat file)
i need to pass some input arguments to this exe a1.exe
how can i do this
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shaz on 14 Nov 2012
i would like to pass the input arguments to matlab exe from batch file(.bat file).
Eg: how to write the input in batch file 'name.csv' now the 'name.csv' is read in matlab exe
next time i want change input argument in batch file from which matlab reads

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 9 Nov 2012
You can do it via the command line. Just use varargin as your input argument list. Then you might use deal() to parse it out into strings, or just use code like
userArg1 = varargin{1};
userArg2 = varargin{2};
and so on.
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 14 Aug 2020
You would write your entry point function in the form of
function NameForYourExecutable(varargin)
then nargin will tell you how many values you received on the command line, and varargin{1}, varargin{2} and so on refer to the individual character vectors that are received.
Each one will be a character vector; none of the varargin entries will be numeric. You would use str2double() to convert entries to numeric.
A graphical interface to build executables is described at or you can use the command line mcc
These assume that your entry point is MATLAB code. Simulink has different tools. I have not used Simulink Coder and I have not seen any information about the executable entry point for it.

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mouneshwar on 14 Aug 2020
Edited: mouneshwar on 14 Aug 2020
cosinder a function "FileName" that moves all folder content from one folder to other folder.. after creating executable..we can run the command from command prompt as
FileName.exe "C:\SrcDir" "D:\DestDri"
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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 14 Aug 2020
Yep, my answer will handle that possibility.

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