Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General questions

How can I check the history of a file?

You can check the history of a file by typing in MATLAB:

>> history('fileName.m')

Technical questions

I receive a Permission denied error. What can I do?

You may encounter the following error:

Permission denied (publickey)
fatal: could not read from the repository.

Please make sure you have the correct access rights
and the repository exists.

This error can have multiple reasons, but most likely, the SSH key is not configured properly. Please follow the configuration instructions carefully.

Another source of this error may be that you have set a passphrase when generating the SSH key. Please leave the passphrase empty when generating the SSH key.

Mismatch of the version of openSSL (Linux)

You might be in the situation that you receive the following error:

OpenSSL version mismatch. Built against 1000207f, you have 100010bf

In that case, you should run the following command:


where <MATLAB_INSTALLATION_PATH> corresponds to the installation of MATLAB, e.g., /usr/local/MATLAB/R2016b

Resolve unexpected behavior - reset

If you encounter unexpected behavior, please try to reset the MATLAB.devTools using the resetDevTools functionality.

In order to reset the configuration of the MATLAB.devTools, type:

>> resetDevTools();

This performs a so-called soft reset (clears the local configuration). In order to perform a hard reset (clears and resets the local git configuration), run:

>> resetDevTools(true);

Once the devTools have been hard reset, all details for the configuration have to be set again next time contribute is run.

If you have files or changes that appear and would like to reset your local fork (without re-cloning) again, type:

>> resetLocalFork

How can I abort a process?

You can abort any process using CTRL+C (hit CTRL and C on your keyboard).