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Initial release2007 (2007)[1]
Stable release
1.0.26[2] Edit this on Wikidata / 10 April 2022; 13 months ago (10 April 2022)
Written inC
LicenseLGPL 2.1
The Linux API is composed out of the System Call Interface of the Linux kernel, the GNU C Library, libcgroup,[3] libdrm, libalsa and libevdev[4] (by

libusb is a library that provides applications with access for controlling data transfer to and from USB devices on Unix and non-Unix systems, without the need for kernel-mode drivers.


libusb is currently available for Linux, the BSDs, Solaris, OS X, Windows, Android, and Haiku.[5] It is written in C.

Amongst other applications, the library is used by SANE, the Linux scanner project, in preference to the kernel scanner module, which is restricted to Linux kernel 2.4.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Initial commit · libusb/Libusb@852bba4". GitHub.
  2. ^ "Release libusb 1.0.26".
  3. ^ "ControlGroupInterface".
  4. ^ "libevdev".
  5. ^ "Haiku: Add Haiku support · libusb/Libusb@dc97425". GitHub.

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