nfc-list(1) list NFC targets


nfc-list [ options ]


nfc-list is a utility for listing any available tags like ISO14443-A, FeliCa, Jewel or ISO14443-B (according to the device capabilities). It may detect several tags at once thanks to a mechanism called anti-collision but all types of tags don't support anti-collision and there is some physical limitation of the number of tags the reader can discover.

This tool displays all available information at selection time.


Tells nfc-list to be verbose and display detailed information about the targets shown. This includes SAK decoding and fingerprinting is available.
-t X
Polls only for types according to bitfield value of X:
   1: ISO14443A
   2: Felica (212 kbps)
   4: Felica (424 kbps)
   8: ISO14443B
  16: ISO14443B'
  32: ISO14443B-2 ST SRx
  64: ISO14443B-2 ASK CTx
 128: Jewel

So 255 (default) polls for all types.

Note that if 16, 32 or 64 then 8 is selected too.


For an ISO/IEC 14443-A tag (i.e.Mifare DESFire):

    ATQA (SENS_RES): 03  44  
       UID (NFCID1): 04  45  35  01  db  24  80  
      SAK (SEL_RES): 20  
          ATS (ATR): 75  77  81  02  80  


Please report any bugs on the libnfc issue tracker at:


libnfc is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL), version 3.
libnfc-utils and libnfc-examples are covered by the the BSD 2-Clause license.


Roel Verdult <[email protected]>,
Romain Tartière <[email protected]>,
Romuald Conty <[email protected]>.

This manual page was written by Romuald Conty <[email protected]>. It is licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL (version 2 or later).