opensc-tool (1) - Linux Manuals

opensc-tool: generic smart card utility


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.


--atr, -a

Print the Answer To Reset (ATR) of the card, output is in hex byte format


Print the card serial number (normally the ICCSN), output is in hex byte format

--send-apdu apdu, -s apdu

Sends an arbitrary APDU to the card in the format AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF...

--list-files, -f

Recursively lists all files stored on card

--list-readers, -l

Lists all configured readers

--list-drivers, -D

Lists all installed card drivers

--list-rdrivers, -R

Lists all installed reader drivers

--reader num, -r num

Use the given reader number. The default is 0, the first reader in the system.

--card-driver driver, -c driver

Use the given card driver. The default is auto-detected.

--verbose, -v

Causes opensc-tool to be more verbose. Specify this flag several times to enable debug output in the opensc library.


opensc(7), opensc-explorer(1)