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NAME

       pcscd - PC/SC Smart Card Daemon

SYNOPSIS

       pcscd [options]

OPTIONS

       -a, --apdu
              log APDUs and SW using the debug method (see --debug).

       -c, --config file
              Specifies   the   file   file   as  an  alternate  location  for
              /etc/reader.conf.

       -f, --foreground
              Runs pcscd in the foreground and sends log  messages  to  stderr
              instead of syslog(3).

       -d, --debug
              use the lowest log level. Any log message of this level or above
              will be sent to stderr or syslog(3)  depending  on  the  use  of
              --foreground.

       --info use info log level. This is the default log level.

       --error
              use error log level.

       --critical
              use critical log level.

       The  log  levels are ordered as: debug < info < error < critical. Use a
       log level l will log this level and all the levels above it.

       -h, --help
              Displays information about the pcscd command line

       -v, --version
              Displays the program version number

       -H, --hotplug
              Ask pcscd to rescan the USB buses for added or  removed  readers
              and re-read the /etc/reader.conf file to detect added or removed
              non-USB readers (serial or PCMCIA).

DESCRIPTION

       pcscd is the daemon program for pcsc-lite and the MuscleCard framework.
       It  is  a  resource  manager that coordinates communications with smart
       card  readers  and  smart  cards  and  cryptographic  tokens  that  are
       connected to the system.

       pcscd  is normally started at boot time from /usr/etc/init.d/pcscd.  It
       allows applications to access smart cards and readers  without  knowing
       details of the card or reader.

       pcscd coordinates the loading of drivers for card readers.

       The  purpose  of pcsc-lite is to provide a cross compatible API (called
       winscard) for migrating Windows based PC/SC applications to Unix.

       At startup, pcscd loads the smart card reader drivers specified in  the
       /etc/reader.conf file (or specified using --config file).

SERIAL SMART CARD READER DRIVERS

       Smart  card  reader  drivers  are  placed  in the /usr/lib/pcsc/drivers
       directory. Each driver is simply an .so file.  pcscd locates the driver
       using  the  /etc/reader.conf  file.  See the reader.conf(5) manual page
       for     more     information.      Drivers     are     available     at
       http://www.musclecard.com/drivers.html.

USB SMART CARD READER DRIVERS

       USB  smart  card  reader  drivers  are located in /usr/lib/pcsc/drivers
       directory  as  a  bundle.  You  shall  not  add   a   USB   driver   in
       /etc/reader.conf file.

FILES

       /etc/reader.conf : Reader configuration file

       /usr/etc/init.d/pcscd : pcscd startup script

       /var/run/pcscd/pcscd.pid : process id of the running pcscd

       /usr/lib/pcsc/drivers : directory containing bundles for USB drivers

SEE ALSO

       bundleTool(8), reader.conf(5), syslog(3)

AUTHORS

       David   Corcoran   <corcoran@musclecard.com>   and   Ludovic   Rousseau
       <ludovic.rousseau@free.fr>