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This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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cardctl [options] command

System administration command. Control PCMCIA sockets or select the current scheme. The current scheme is sent along with the address of any inserted cards to configuration scripts (by default located in /etc/pcmcia). The scheme command displays or changes the scheme. The other commands operate on a named card socket number, or all sockets if no number is given.


config [socket]

Display current socket configuration.

eject [socket]

Prepare the system for the card(s) to be ejected.

ident [socket]

Display card identification information.

info [socket]

Display card identification information as Bourne shell variable definitions for use in scripts.

insert [socket]

Notify system that a card has been inserted.

reset [socket]

Send reset signal to card.

resume [socket]

Restore power to socket and reconfigure for use.

scheme [name]

Display current scheme or change to specified scheme name.

status [socket]

Display current socket status.

suspend [socket]

Shut down device and cut power to socket.


-c directory

Look for card configuration information in directory instead of /etc/pcmcia.

-f file

Use file to keep track of the current scheme instead of /var/run/pcmcia-scheme.

-s file

Look for current socket information in file instead of /var/run/stab.

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