Starting the AddOn Manager from the command line

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I am trying to write some routines to assist users with automatically updating software. It would be helpful if I could run a command that would open the AddOn Manager but so far I can't find one. Does one exist?
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Chris
Chris on 16 Jan 2023
Edited: Chris on 16 Jan 2023
Or run matlab with a script that runs matlab.addons.install.
Not much functionality available in that--you'd have to overwrite everything, unless you can find a way to check the versions online. Hardware support packages are updated more frequently, and have a more useful function.
upgradePreviouslyInstalledSupportPackages
Rob Campbell
Rob Campbell on 16 Jan 2023
I am looking for a command to load the Add On Manager GUI rather than run the update on my software. The reason is that the user might want to explore what the changes are before comitting themselves.

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Chris
Chris on 11 Feb 2023
Edited: Chris on 11 Feb 2023
I've just run across the Matlab Package Manager, though I'm not sure it would be helpful for your case either.

Aditya Jha
Aditya Jha on 18 Jan 2023
Hi!
You can use matlab.addons.install()” to install an add on through command line. Here is the example code the demonstrates that
>>matlab.addons.install(toolboxFile,agreeToLicense)
Please refer to the following documentation for more details: https://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/ref/matlab.addons.install.html
You can also use The MATLAB Production Server Add-On Explorer provides a graphical interface to find, install, and manage MATLAB Production Server add-ons.
>>prodserver.addon.Explorer
Please refer to the following documentation for more details: https://www.mathworks.com/help/mps/ml_code/manage-add-ons.html
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Rob Campbell
Rob Campbell on 19 Jan 2023
The Production Server is an optional toolbox. I can't assume my users will have it so it's not a solution, sadly.
The "pathtool" command opens the GUI for modifying the MATLAB path. Is there no command to open the already built-in Addon Manager GUI?
cui,xingxing
cui,xingxing on 6 Mar 2024
Edited: cui,xingxing on 6 Mar 2024
Current command "matlab.addons.install" only support install .mltbx toolbox file, if i have .mlappinstall file(suitable for App) and .mlpkginstall file(suitable for hardware support package) need to programmally install,how to do it?@Aditya Jha
>>matlab.addons.install(toolboxFile,agreeToLicense)
------update------
Now I remember MPM is nice install tool. Thanks for @Chris 's mentation.

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