pcsc-spy [-n|--nocolor] [-d|--diffable] [-h|--help] [fifo_filename]
pcsc-spy displays PC/SC calls of an application. It must be used with
the libpcscspy.so library.
To be able to spy the PC/SC layer, the application flow must be
modified so that all PC/SC calls are redirected. Two options are
- the application is linked with libpcsclite.so.1
- the application loads the libpcsclite.so.1 library using dlopen(3)
Remove the variable parts (like handler values) from the output so
that two execution can be more easily compared.
Display a short help text.
Disable the output colorization (if you want redirect the output in
a file for example).
Print the version of the pcsc-spy program plus a copyright, a list
Applications linked with libpcsclite.so.1
We will use the standard "LD_PRELOAD" loader option to load our spying
Application loading libpcsclite.so.1
This is the case for the PC/SC wrappers like pyscard (for Python) and
pcsc-perl (for Perl). The LD_PRELOAD mechanism can't be used. Instead
we replace the libpcsclite.so.1 library by the spying one.
You may use install_spy.sh and uninstall_spy.sh to install and
uninstall the spying library.
Using the spying library without pcsc-spy is not a problem but has side
- a line "libpcsclite_nospy.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No
such file or directory" will be displayed
and run your PC/SC application.
Mac OS X
The installation is not automatic. In the pcsc-lite/src/spy directory
Then copy the PCSC.framework directory in /tmp
cp -a PCSC.framework /tmp
Copy the official PCSC.framework (binary only) in /tmp
cp /System/Library/Frameworks/PCSC.framework/PCSC /tmp
Run the application to debug as:
~/pcsc-spy FIFO file is used by libpcsclite.so.1 to send the raw log
This manual page was written by Ludovic Rousseau <firstname.lastname@example.org>
pcsc-lite 1.8.23 2018-03-22 PCSC-SPY(1)
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