Re: [PARPORT] simple (dumb?) ppdev question

From: Tim Waugh (
Date: Fri May 23 2003 - 08:27:21 EDT

  • Next message: Peter Asemann: "Re: [PARPORT] simple (dumb?) ppdev question"

    On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 02:14:29PM +0200, Peter Asemann wrote:

    > ... is libieee1284 a replacement for / superset of ppdev or does it have
    > something to do with it?

    A superset.

    > It seems like ppdev is in the standard installation of most distributions,
    > while I can't find any libieee1284 on my system.

    You could bundle it with your project, license permitting. Or else
    some distributions are shipping libieee1284 even now.

    > Imagine I have no idea what kind of parports the the system has - will I be
    > able to find that out with libieee1284 or do the kernel and /proc "know" it
    > already?

    It grovels around in /proc on your behalf. See the API:


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