cardpeek - Man Page

A gui tool to explore the contents of ISO 7816 smart cards.


cardpeek [options]


Cardpeek is a tool to read the contents of ISO7816 smart cards. It features a GTK GUI to represent card data is a tree view, and is extendable with a scripting language (LUA).

-r,  --reader=READER

Connect to the reader identified by READER.

-e,  --exec=COMMAND

Execute the lua commands described in COMMAND.

-v,  --version

Print version info and list of detected smart card readers.

The goal of this project is to allow smart card owners to be better informed about what type of personal information is stored in these devices.
 This is not a real man-page, for more detailed information see  included PDF documentation cardpeek_ref.en.pdf available online here:

or in your in your system doc/ directory (e.g. /usr/share/doc/cardpeek).


Alain Pannetrat <>