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       pcsc_scan - regularly scans every PC/SC readers connected to the host


       pcsc_scan [options]


       This manual page documents the pcsc_scan command.

       pcsc_scan  is a program that regularly scans every PC/SC readers connected to the host and
       display the status of the cards inserted in the readers.

       The normal way to exit the program is to use Control-C.

       When pcsc_scan is started it asks PC/SC layer the list of available  smart  card  readers.
       The list is printed. A sequence number is printed before each reader.

        PC/SC device scanner
        V 1.4.27 (c) 2001-2017, Ludovic Rousseau
        Scanning present readers...
        0: Gemalto PC Twin Reader

       When a card is inserted in any reader some information is printed:

       date and time:
              Wed Apr 12 14:25:30 2017

       reader name:
              Reader 0: Gemalto PC Twin Reader

       card state and occurred event:
              Card state: Card inserted,

       ATR in case of card insertion:
              ATR: 3B 82 00 86 1E

       print an ATR analysis if the ATR_analysis command is available:
               ATR: 3B 82 00 86 1E
               + TS = 3B --> Direct Convention
               + T0 = 82, Y(1): 1000, K: 2 (historical bytes)
                 TD(1) = 00 --> Y(i+1) = 0000, Protocol T = 0
               + Historical bytes: 86 1E


       -h     print help

       -V     print version number

       -n     do  not  print  ATR analysis.  Use this option if ATR_analysis is not available for

       -r     prints the list of readers and then exits.

       -s     stress mode. Sends APDU commands to the card indefinitely (until the  card  or  the
              reader is removed).

       -t secs
              specify  time  program should run, in seconds. The program will terminate when this
              time has passed.

       -q     quiet: prints minimal messages.

       -v     verbose: prints additional messages (default).


       pcscd(8), ATR_analysis(1)


       Ludovic Rousseau <>

                                          April 10, 2018                             PCSC_SCAN(1)