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libgpiod python ctypes binding

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This is a python ctypes binding for libgpiod.

It's time to switch from the GPIO sysfs interface to gpiod to the linux GPIO character device (gpiod, stands for GPIO device)

Since linux 4.8 the GPIO sysfs interface is deprecated. User space should use the character device instead. This library encapsulates the ioctl calls and data structures behind a straightforward API.



  • libgpiod1


sudo apt install libgpiod1
pip install gpio-next


  1. turn on/off an LED
import time
from gpio_next import Output

LED = Output(64, default_value=0)
for i in range(10):
    LED.write(i & 1)
  1. detect button events
from gpio_next import Input

button = Input(203)

for i in range(10):

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