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(To be removed) List of serial ports connected to your system

seriallist is not recommended. Use serialportlist instead. See Compatibility Considerations.



seriallist returns a list of all serial ports on a system. The list includes virtual serial ports provided by USB-to-serial devices and Bluetooth Serial Port Profile devices. This provides a list of the serial ports that you have access to on your computer and could use for serial port communication.


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The seriallist function displays a list of all serial ports on a system.

Display available serial ports.

ans = 

  1x2 string array

  "COM1"    "COM3"

You can now create a serial object and communicate over the serial port.

Compatibility Considerations

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Not recommended starting in R2019b

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Introduced in R2017a