log APDUs and SW using the debug method (see
Specifies the file file as an alternate location for
Runs pcscd in the foreground and sends log messages to stderr instead of
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
use info log level. This is the default log level.
use error log level.
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.
Displays information about the pcscd command line
Displays the program version number
Ask pcscd to rescan the USB buses for added or removed readers and re-read
file to detect added or removed non-USB readers (serial or PCMCIA).
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
directory. Each driver is simply an
file. pcscd locates the driver using the
file. See the
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
directory as a bundle. You shall not add a USB driver in