libserialport (sometimes abbreviated as "sp") 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.
Note: While libserialport is hosted on sigrok.org (and sigrok uses libserialport), this is a completely independent library that can be used by other projects as well. The libserialport library does not depend on any sigrok related libraries or projects.
Supported operating systems
- Mac OS X
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.
Building from source
$ ./autogen.sh $ ./configure $ make $ sudo make install
Note: There are no dependencies (i.e., no other libraries are needed to build/use libserialport).
To examine problems related to libserialport, verbose debug output can be enabled by setting the environment variable LIBSERIALPORT_DEBUG to any value.