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Catching messages displayed on the command window

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When I try to connect to another program, and the user has not logged in, it starts printing these messages:
I know how to get the ones highlighted in red, using a try-catch routine. But how can I search for the ones in black? The ones that say "failed to connect using..."?
Is there a routine I can use to raise a flag when this events are registered on the command window of Matlab?
Thanks for your help!

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Monika Phadnis
Monika Phadnis on 18 Feb 2020
These links may help to get the exception message displayed :
  1. There is a function "getReport" which can be used to get the message displayed for an exception. Here's the link to the doc :
  2. You can also log the command window text to a file using "diary" command. Here's the link to the doc :
Hope this helps.
Ajpaezm on 25 Feb 2020
Thank you Monika. To use diary I must wait until the execution of the command I'm recording has finished right?
This can be an inconvinience, as what I would like to do is to get messages as they come up right away and compare them to a specific string, which will be my trigger to do other things inside the program.
Monika Phadnis
Monika Phadnis on 26 Feb 2020
Try using the getReport function. You can put the code in try catch blocks and store the exception messages in variables.
A small example could be:
catch exception
errorMsg = getReport(exception)
Here, errorMsg will have the error text stored.

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