Execute DOS command
DOS('command'), for Windows systems, calls upon the DOS shell
to execute the given command. This causes a DOS Window to open
and the program, command or batch file is run within that window.
When the process is done executing, the window is automatically
closed and control returns to the MATLAB Command Window.
The following trailing characters have special meaning:
'|' - Run the DOS command iconically.
'&' - Return immediately to MATLAB, do not wait for process
opens the DOS 5.0 editor in a DOS Window.
dos('edit file.m &')
opens the DOS 5.0 editor in a DOS Window, and returns control
immediately to MATLAB.
dos('type file.txt | sort > file.srt |')
pipes file.txt through the sort command and creates an output
file, file.srt. The only thing that is seen on the screen,
however, is a DOS icon.
See also ! (exclamation point) under PUNCT .