oscsend and oscdump



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oscsend and oscdump are OpenSound Control (OSC) tools using liblo. oscsend sends an OSC message specified by command line arguments, while oscdump receives OSC messages and prints to standard output. Both tools uses UDP for networking.

Breaking news

oscsend/oscdump are now included in the source tree of liblo. The next source tarball of liblo will include oscsend/oscdump officially. With this merging, the version number of oscsend/oscdump will be changed to liblo's one. The next version number will be 0.25. Pay attention please.



Liblo is required to compile oscsend and oscdump.

Compile & install

Just try

make install

This compiles and installs oscsend and oscdump to the appropriate directories. By default, /usr/local/bin. You can change the destination directory by passing some options to the configure script. Run ./configure --help to see the list of options.


Please invoke the command without any arguments to show usage.

Oscsend and oscdump are incompatible with Matt Wright's well known tools, sendOSC and dumpOSC.


Copyright (C) 2008 Kentaro Fukuchi

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.


Visit this page (https://fukuchi.org/works/oscsend/index.html) for new releases.

Please mail any bug reports, suggestions, comments or questions to Kentaro Fukuchi. Questions of license compliance are also welcome.


1.0.0 (2008.1.24)
  • Initial release.