path of a mfile not on search path

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Bruno Luong
Bruno Luong on 30 Sep 2019
Commented: Bruno Luong on 9 Oct 2019
When an mfile is not on the search path or current path and when user types the name, MATLAB find it and issues a suggestion
>> foo
'foo' is not found in the current folder or on the MATLAB path, but exists in:
E:\matlab\test
Change the MATLAB current folder or add its folder to the MATLAB path.
Is there anyway to retreive the folder 'E:\matlab\test' programmatically?
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Stephen23
Stephen23 on 9 Oct 2019
" There may be a way to retrieve that directory list..:"
Stored in prefdir, that shouldn't be too hard.

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Rik
Rik on 9 Oct 2019
As suggested in a comment here you can use the diary function to capture output to the command window.
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Bruno Luong
Bruno Luong on 9 Oct 2019
Yes I see the eror message with the path, but I cannot use it since some one has to type
diary off on command window.
(My purpose is to retrieve this path and suggest in the diaglog box to user to confirm if he/she wants add the path to run FOO)

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Jyotsna Talluri
Jyotsna Talluri on 9 Oct 2019
You can get the folders using 'addpath' function
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Bruno Luong
Bruno Luong on 9 Oct 2019
My question is how to retreive the PATH name in the fix suggestion provided by MATLAB programatically.
I try try/catch lasterror, lasterr, etc... nothing seems to work. This error message seems to appear only when the mfile is invoked from the base workspace.

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