how to determine if another instance of matlab is running ?
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hi, anyone who can tell me how to determine if another instance of matlab is running? (using a 'trick' right now: automatically write a dummy file when starting up matlab and deleting it when closing. checking for this file tells me if matlab is running or not. but there has to be a more elegant way (that also works if matlab closes not the way it should) I reckon?) thanks!
Friedrich on 19 Jul 2011
on windows you can do:
[out, res] = dos('tasklist')
This will give you a list of all running programs. Search in that list for matlab.exe:
On Linux you can use the top command to get the list.