eidenv - Man Page

utility for accessing visible data from electronic identity cards


eidenv [Options]


The eidenv utility is used for accessing data from electronic identity cards (like national eID cards) which might not be present in PKCS#15 objects but available in custom files on the card. The data can be printed on screen or used by other programs via environment variables.


--exec prog, -x prog

Executes the given program with data in environment variables.

--help,  -h

Print help message on screen.

--print,  -p

Prints all data fields from the card, like validity period, document number etc.

--reader arg, -r arg

Number of the reader to use. By default, the first reader with a present card is used. If arg is an ATR, the reader with a matching card will be chosen.

--stats,  -t

Prints key usage statistics (only for Estonian ID card).

--version,  -v

Prints the version of the utility and exits.

--wait,  -w

Wait for a card to be inserted


eidenv utility was written by Stef Hoeben and Martin Paljak <martin@martinpaljak.net>.


01/21/2024 OpenSC Tools