How to open .m fiile in editor and move to specific line number?

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raym on 15 Aug 2019
Edited: Adam Danz on 31 Aug 2019
I'm wondering if there is a command to open a .m file and also locate to specific line?
The effect should be same with Matlab "Compare" to comparing two m files: when clicking the line numbers, the file opened and located to that line.

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Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 15 Aug 2019
Edited: Adam Danz on 31 Aug 2019
Input 1 is a string identifying the absolute path to the file.
Input 2 is an integer indicating the line number to go to.
matlab.desktop.editor.openAndGoToLine(file, lineNum);
Example: Open the fit() function to line 20
matlab.desktop.editor.openAndGoToLine(which('fit.m'), 20);
Here's a fancy way of creating a link in the command window that will take you to the file and line number when clicked.
file = 'fit.m';
line = 20;
hotlinkcode = sprintf('Go to <a href="matlab: matlab.desktop.editor.openAndGoToLine(which(''%s''), %d) ">%s line %d</a>', file, line, file, line);

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