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opensc-tool — generic smart card utility


opensc-tool [Options]


The opensc-tool utility can be used from the command line to perform miscellaneous smart card operations such as getting the card ATR or sending arbitrary APDU commands to a card.


Print the OpenSC package release version.
--atr, -a
Print the Answer To Reset (ATR) of the card. Output is in hex byte format
--card-driver driver, -c driver
Use the given card driver. The default is auto-detected.
--info, -i
Print information about OpenSC, such as version and enabled components.
--list-drivers, -D
List all installed card drivers.
--list-files, -f
Recursively list all files stored on card.
--list-readers, -l
List all configured readers.
--name, -n
Print the name of the inserted card (driver).
--reader num, -r num
Use the given reader number. The default is 0, the first reader in the system.
--send-apdu apdu, -s apdu
Sends an arbitrary APDU to the card in the format AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF....
Print the card serial number (normally the ICCSN). Output is in hex byte format
--verbose, -v
Causes opensc-tool to be more verbose. Specify this flag several times to enable debug output in the opensc library.
--wait, -w
Wait for a card to be inserted.

See Also


Referenced By

gids-tool(1), opensc-explorer(1), piv-tool(1), sc-hsm-tool(1).

01/12/2017 opensc OpenSC Tools