libhid - a portable HID API



Note: the libhid home page at is generally updated more often than this page.

libhid is a user-space HID access library written in C. It provides a generic and flexible way to access and interact with USB HID devices, much like libusb does for plain USB devices. It is based on libusb 0.1, thus it requires no HID support in the kernel. Furthermore, it aims to support all operating system supported by libusb: Linux, BSD, OS X, and Windows.

For more information, please consult the README.


libhid is released under the GPL.


libhid was developed by:

It was targeted to be used in a rewrite of the Network UPS Tools USB driver (newhidups/usbhid-ups) and as a basis for libphidgets.


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