since sysfs is deprecated, and wiringPi can't really be used anymore, I started with libgpiod.

I found some examples I am trying to play with. But nothing yet. (I am trying to get an libpgiod version of blink working).

I was wondering, in libgpio are the pin numbers the same as on the RI boards/pin-headers?

and, more than likely, did anyone build a libgpiod equivalent of the blink example (from wiringPi for example)?



(no real good tags below, because it won't let me add/use any).

  • Added libgpiod As a tag for you.
    – user115418
    Jun 3, 2020 at 22:09
  • pigpio uses Broadcom numbering. pinout.xyz
    – Dougie
    Jun 4, 2020 at 22:49

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libgpiod (the replacement for sysfs for GPIO) uses Broadcom GPIO numbering.

I.e. libgpiod GPIO x is Broadcom GPIO x.

Broadcom numbering is indicated with BCM in the following.


  • Ahhh... that was what I was acually wondering. That helps!! thanks!!
    – Ron
    Jun 3, 2020 at 21:01
  • ok, that actually worked!! cool. (of course I already had the pinout link you showed.)
    – Ron
    Jun 3, 2020 at 21:06

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