This document describes the command-line arguments of Matlab rel. 12. Of course you can just run 'matlab -h' or 'matlab -help' to find out about them.
|Matlab command-line options (most usefull only shown)|
|-h||Displays condensed help.|
|-n||Display final environment variables, arguments, and other diagnostic information.|
|-nodesktop||Do not start the MATLAB desktop; use the current terminal for commands.|
|-nodisplay||Do not display any X commands. The MATLAB desktop will not be started. However, unless -nojvm is also provided the Java virtual machine will be started|
|-nojvm||Shut off all Java support by not starting the Java virtual machine; in particular the MATLAB desktop will not be started.|
|-r <MATLAB_command>||Start MATLAB and execute the <MATLAB_command>|
|-Ddebugger <options>||Start debugger to debug MATLAB|
|-nosplash||Do not display the splash screen during startup|
Thus, if you want to use the current terminal to enter commands but have the full environment available if required use 'matlab -nodesktop'; If you do not plan to use the graphical environment at all then use 'matlab -nodisplay -nojvm'.