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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>