Read line of text from device and include terminator
tline = fgets(obj)
[tline,count] = fgets(obj)
[tline,count,msg] = fgets(obj)
tline = fgets(obj) reads one line of text from the device connected to the serial port object, obj, and returns the data to tline. This returned data includes the terminator with the text line. To exclude the terminator, use fgetl.
Create the serial port object s, connect s to a Tektronix® TDS 210 oscilloscope, and write the RS232? command with the fprintf function. RS232? instructs the scope to return serial port communications settings.
s = serial('COM1'); fopen(s) fprintf(s,'RS232?')
Because the default value for the ReadAsyncMode property is continuous, data is automatically returned to the input buffer.
s.BytesAvailable ans = 17
Use fgets to read the data returned from the previous write operation, and include the terminator.
settings = fgets(s) settings = 9600;0;0;NONE;LF length(settings) ans = 17
Disconnect s from the scope, and remove s from memory and the workspace.
fclose(s) delete(s) clear s
Before you can read text from the device, it must be connected to obj with the fopenfunction. A connected serial port object has a Status property value of open. An error is returned if you attempt to perform a read operation while obj is not connected to the device.
If msg is not included as an output argument and the read operation was not successful, then a warning message is returned to the command line.
The ValuesReceived property value is increased by the number of values read – including the terminator – each time fgets is issued.
If you use the help command to display help for fgets, then you need to supply the pathname shown below.
A read operation with fgets blocks access to the MATLAB® command line until: