beid-tool(1) generic smart card utility


beid-tool [OPTIONS]


The beid-tool utility can be used from the command line to perform miscellaneous smart card operations such as getting the card ATR or listing the PC/SC compliant smartcard readers that are installed.


--atr, -a
Print the Answer To Reset (ATR) of the card (output is in hexadecimal notation). format
--name, -n
Identify the card and print its name
--list-readers, -l
Lists all configured readers
--reader num, -r num
Select a reader (default = 0)
--wait, -w
Wait for a card to be inserted


beid-tool is based on opensc-tool ( written by <[email protected]> and adapted for the Belgian national eID card by Zetes NV/SA ( This manpage was based on the opensc-tool manpage by Joe Phillips <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).