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File path containing %

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I would like to get the path for directories containing % (like %MATLAB_ROOT%, %APPDATA%, etc.) in Windows. However, functions like fileparts cannot interpret the percent sign. Is there a way to make this possible within MATLAB, or the only solution is to call system commands?
Thanks, Zoli


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per isakson
per isakson on 13 Aug 2015
Edited: per isakson on 13 Aug 2015
Use getenv, Environment variable to get values of environment variables of the underlying operating system, e.g.
>> getenv('OS')
ans =
>> getenv('APPDATA')
ans =
%NAME% gets the value of NAME in the Command Prompt, e.g.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\poi>echo %APPDATA%
And there is the Matlab function, matlabroot
>> matlabroot
ans =
C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2013b

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Zoltán Csáti
Zoltán Csáti on 14 Aug 2015
I looked into getenv before, but somehow I missed it. Thank you!

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