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the 1-wire filesystem

A suite of tools for easy access to the Dallas/Maxim 1-wire protocol and all the sensors, iButtons, memory devices, switches, encryption devices it encompasses. Great for home automation, server room monitoring, commerce and security. The system reconfigures on the fly, and devices are self-announcing and uniquely identified.

Supports USB, i2c, serial and network devices. Network transparent. Tools for web access, file access, command line access, perl, python, C, tcl, php and more...


Extensive man pages for all programs and devices. Active mailing list. Documentation on owfs.org website as well.


Download version 3.1p5 (stable)
released on 9 December 2016

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License:GPLv2Deborah Nicholson14 February 2008
License:LGPLv2Deborah Nicholson14 February 2008

Leaders and contributors

Paul Alfille Maintainer

Resources and communication

Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 January 2017.


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