Libusb – A cross-platform library to access USB devices , compilation and installation

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libusb is a C library that provides generic access to USB devices. It is intended to be used by developers to facilitate the production of applications that communicate with USB hardware.

Download the source code as,

 $ git clone
 $ cd libusb/
 $ ./
 mkdir out
 $ ./configure --prefix=/home/devbee/wp/libusb/out
 $ make
 $ make install
 $ tree out
├── include
│   └── libusb-1.0
│       └── libusb.h
└── lib
    ├── libusb-1.0.a
    ├── ->
    ├── ->
    └── pkgconfig
        └── libusb-1.0.pc

4 directories, 7 files

To compile examples,

 $ cd examples
 $ make

If you want to understand how libusb is getting used, check “usbutils – USB userspace utilities for Linux, how to compile, install and use on Ubuntu”

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