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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.d/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.d/reader.conf file to detect
              added or removed non-USB readers (serial or PCMCIA).

DESCRIPTION

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

       It allows applications to access smart  cards  and  readers  using  the
       winscard API but without knowing details of the card or reader.

       pcscd coordinates the loading of drivers for card readers.

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.d/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.d/reader.conf file.

FILES

       /etc/reader.conf.d/reader.conf : Reader configuration file

       /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>