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MATLAB termination M-file


When MATLAB quits, it runs a script called finish.m, if the script exists and is on the MATLAB search path or in the current directory. This is a file you create yourself that instructs MATLAB to perform any final tasks just prior to terminating. For example, you might want to save the data in your workspace to a MAT-file before MATLAB exits.

finish.m is invoked whenever you do one of the following:


When using Handle Graphics in finish.m, use uiwait, waitfor, or drawnow so that figures are visible. See the reference pages for these functions for more information.


Two sample finish.m files are provided with MATLAB in $matlabroot/toolbox/local. Use them to help you create your own finish.m, or rename one of the files to finish.m and add it to the path to use it:

See Also

quit, exit, startup

Quitting MATLAB in the MATLAB Desktop Tools and Development Environment documentation

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