The sense example demonstrates the use of the nfc.clf.ContactlessFrontend.sense() method to discover contactless targets.

$ [target [target ...]] [options]

The target arguments define the type, bitrate and optional attributes for the contactless targets that may be discovered in a single sense loop. An empty loop (no targets) is allowed but is only useful to verify the nfc.clf.ContactlessFrontend.sense() method behavior. Optional arguments allow to set an iteration count and interval, continously repeat the (iterated) loop after a wait time, activate standard or verbose debug logs, and to specify the local device to use.

A target is specified by bitrate and a type identifier A, B, F. The following example would first sense for a DEP Target at 106kbps (in active communication mode), then for a Type A Target at 106 kbps, a Type B Target at 106kbps and a Type F Target at 212kbps.

$ 106A 106B 212F

Additional parameters can be supplied as comma-delimited name=value pairs in brackets. The example below searches for a 106 kbps DEP Target (in active communication mode) and then changes communication speed to 424 kbps.

$ '106A(atr_req=d400FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF62260000003246666d010110)'

$ 106A --atr d400FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF62260000003246666d010110


-h, --help

Show a help message and exit.

--dep params

Attempt a DEP Target activation in passive communication mode when an appropriate Type A or Type F Target was discovered in in the main sense loop. The params argument defines optional attributes for the nfc.clf.DEP target object. The example below would try a DEP Target activation (in passive communication mode) with a parameter change to 424 kbps after 106 kbps Type A Target discovery.

$ 106A --dep 'psl_req=D404001203'
-i number

Specifies the number of iterations to run (default is 1 iteration). Each iteration is a sense for all the targets given as positional arguments.

-t seconds

The time between two iterations (default is 0.2 sec). It is measured from the start of one iteration to the start of the next iteration, effectively it will thus never be shorter than the execution time of an iteration.

-r, --repeat

Forever repeat the sense loop (including the number of iterations). Execution can be terminated with Ctrl-C.

-w seconds

Wait the specified number of seconds between repetitions (the default wait time is 0.1 sec).

-d, --debug

Activate debug log messages on standard error output.

-v, --verbose

Activate more debug log messages, most notably all commands send to the local device will be logged as well as their responses.

--device path

Specify a local device search path (the default is usb). For device path construction rules see