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Serial.readBytesUntil() reads characters from the serial buffer into an array. The function terminates if the terminator character is detected, the determined length has been read, or it times out (see Serial.setTimeout()). The function returns the characters up to the last character before the supplied terminator. The terminator itself is not returned in the buffer.

Serial.readBytesUntil() returns the number of characters read into the buffer. A 0 means no valid data was found.

Serial.readBytesUntil() inherits from the Stream utility class.


Serial.readBytesUntil(character, buffer, length)


Serial: serial port object. See the list of available serial ports for each board on the Serial main page.

character : the character to search for (char)

buffer: the buffer to store the bytes in (char[] or byte[])

length : the number of bytes to read (int)



Notes and Warnings

The terminator character is discarded from the serial buffer.

See also