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card_eventmgr(1)                  PAM-PKCS#11                 card_eventmgr(1)



NAME
       card_eventmgr - PCSC-Lite Event Manager

SYNTAX
       card_eventmgr [debug] [[no]daemon] [timeout=<msecs>] [config_file=<filename>] [kill] [pidfile=<pidfile>]

DESCRIPTION
       card_eventmgr is a smart card monitoring tool that listen to the status of the card reader and dispatch actions
       on several events.  card_eventmgr can be used for several actions: like screen lock on card removal.

       Three events are supported: card insertion, card removal and timeout on removed card. Actions are specified  in
       a configuration file.

OPTIONS
       debug  Enable debugging output.

       [no]daemon
              Runs in background if daemon or in foreground if nodaemon (default). If debug is unset, the program det-
              taches itself from the tty.

       timeout=<msecs>
              Set polling timeout in milliseconds. Defaults to 1000 (1 second).

       config_file=<configuration file>
              Sets de configuration file. Default value is /etc/pam_pkcs11/card_eventmgr.conf.

       pidfile=<pidfile>
              Store the card_eventmgr process ID (pid) in the file pidfile.

       kill   Read a process id from pidfile and kill that process. You must use the argument pidfile=<pidfile> to use
              kill.

FILES
       /etc/pam_pkcs11/card_eventmgr.conf

EXAMPLES
       To run this program the standard way type:

        card_eventmgr

       Alternatively you can specify options:

        card_eventmgr debug nodaemon timeout=500 config_file=$HOME/.card_eventmgr.conf

       If  you  want to start and stop card_eventmgr automatically in an X11 session you can create a ~/.xsession file
       containing:
        # start the card autolock
        card_eventmgr pidfile=$HOME/.card_eventmgr.pid

        # start Gnome or something else
        /usr/bin/x-session-manager

        # kill the card autolock
        card_eventmgr kill pidfile=$HOME/.card_eventmgr.pid

BUGS
       Some applications like xscreensaver-command may fail due to external events (eg: try to unlock an unlocked ses-
       sion).  In this case, the command incorrectly returns error code.

AUTHORS
       Juan Antonio Martinez <jonsitoATteleline.es>
       Ludovic Rousseau <ludovic.rousseauATfree.fr>

SEE ALSO
       pam_pkcs11(8), pkcs11_eventmgr(1), README.eventmgr, PAM-PKCS11 User Manual



Juan Antonio Martinez              Aug 2005                   card_eventmgr(1)