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import serial
import sys
#A serial port-scanner for linux and windows platforms
#Author: Julio César Echeverri Marulanda
#e-mail: julio.em7@gmail.com
#blog: blogdelingeniero1.wordpress.com
#You should have installed the PySerial module to use this method.
#You can install pyserial with the following line: pip install pyserial
def ListAvailablePorts():
#This function return a list containing the string names for Virtual Serial Ports
#availables in the computer (this function works only for Windows & Linux Platforms but you can extend it)
#if there isn't available ports, returns an empty List
AvailablePorts = []
platform = sys.platform
if platform == 'win32':
for i in range(255):
try:
ser = serial.Serial(i,9600)
except serial.serialutil.SerialException:
pass
else:
AvailablePorts.append(ser.portstr)
ser.close()
elif platform == 'linux':
for i in range(0,255):
try:
ser = serial.Serial('/dev/ttyUSB'+str(i))
except serial.serialutil.SerialException:
pass
else:
AvailablePorts.append('/dev/ttyUSB'+str(i))
ser.close()
else:
print('''This method was developed only for linux and windows
the current platform isn't recognised''')
if len(AvailablePorts) == 0:
print("NO port in use")
return 0
else:
return AvailablePorts
# EXAMPLE OF HOW IT WORKS
# if an Arduino is connected to the computer, the port will be show in the terminal
# print ListAvailablePorts()
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