Python wrapper for libevdev
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whot Add support for LED toggles
The clib part was already mostly there, the frontend wasn't. This requires the
fd to be open in rw mode which implies buffering=0 (otherwise you get Illegal
Seek errors).

Add all this into an example for a simple LED toggle script.

Signed-off-by: Peter Hutterer <>
Latest commit 0f33176 Aug 2, 2018

python-libevdev - Python wrapper for libevdev

This project is a Python wrapper around libevdev, taking advantage of libevdev's advanced event handling. Documentation is available here:

libevdev makes it easy to

  • read and parse events from an input device
  • create a virtual input device and make it send events
  • duplicate an existing device and modify the event stream

For information about libevdev see here:

Source code

The source code of python-libevdev can be found at:


python-libevdev is licensed under the MIT license.

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