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flush

Clear serial port device buffers

Description

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flush(device) flushes all data from both the input and output buffers of the specified serial port.

flush(device,"input") flushes only the input buffer.

flush(device,"output") flushes only the output buffer.

Examples

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Create a connection to a serial port device.

device = serialport("COM3",9600)
device = 

  Serialport with properties:

                 Port: "COM3"
             BaudRate: 9600
    NumBytesAvailable: 0

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Write some data to the device and view the number of bytes available to be read in the input buffer.

write(device,1:5,"uint8")
device.NumBytesAvailable
ans =

     5

Flush both the input and output buffers.

flush(device);

View the number of bytes available to be read.

device.NumBytesAvailable
ans =

     0

The input buffer has no data.

Input Arguments

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Serial port connection, specified as a serialport object.

Example: flush(device) flushes data from the serial port connection device.

See Also

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Introduced in R2019b