libserialport

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libserialport is a minimal, cross-platform shared library written in C that is intended to take care of the OS-specific details when writing software that uses serial ports.

It is licensed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License, version 3 or later.

Supported operating systems

  • Linux
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Android

API documentation

You can browse the API documentation of the library online.

Getting the code

$ git clone git://sigrok.org/libserialport

You can also browse the source code via gitweb.

Requirements

  • libudev (only needed on Linux)
  • There are no dependencies at all on other OSes.

Building from source

$ ./autogen.sh
$ ./configure
$ make
$ sudo make install

Debugging

To examine problems related to libserialport, verbose debug output can be enabled by setting the environment variable LIBSERIALPORT_DEBUG to any value.