Using wildcard character in system command

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Rashmil Dahanayake
Rashmil Dahanayake on 7 Aug 2014
Answered: Star Strider on 7 Aug 2014
I'm using 2012b Release & having problem with using wildcard symbol(*) with a system command.
eg:
>> [status ,out]=system('dir *.mat')
status =
1
out =
Directory of C:\Users\sample\Documents\MATLAB
File Not Found
Similarly the inbuilt matlab function has the same error
dir('*.mat')
'*.mat' not found.
However it works When the *. portion is removed

Answers (1)

Star Strider
Star Strider on 7 Aug 2014
Both:
[status ,out]=system('dir *.mat')
and:
A = dir('*.mat')
work in R2014a. Without the ‘*.’ wildcard, it fails in both.

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