Remove old usage examples, refer to user manual instead

We want people to use pySim-shell and should not mislead them by
having usage examples of old tools in  Also, all
documentation should be in the manuals, let's try to have bits
and pieces in various places.

Change-Id: I8c07a2e0778ab95fb42be6074acb80874e681d20
Harald Welte 12 months ago
parent 3729c47651
commit d16d904c57
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@ -93,46 +93,30 @@ We are using a gerrit-based patch review process explained at
Usage Examples
* Program customizable SIMs. Two modes are possible:
- one where you specify every parameter manually:
./ -n 26C3 -c 49 -x 262 -y 42 -i <IMSI> -s <ICCID>
- one where they are generated from some minimal set:
./ -n 26C3 -c 49 -x 262 -y 42 -z <random_string_of_choice> -j <card_num>
With ``<random_string_of_choice>`` and ``<card_num>``, the soft will generate
'predictable' IMSI and ICCID, so make sure you choose them so as not to
conflict with anyone. (for e.g. your name as ``<random_string_of_choice>`` and
0 1 2 ... for ``<card num>``).
You also need to enter some parameters to select the device:
The pySim user manual can be built from this very source code by means
of sphinx (with sphinxcontrib-napoleon and sphinx-argparse). See the
Makefile in the 'docs' directory.
-t TYPE : type of card (``supersim``, ``magicsim``, ``fakemagicsim`` or try ``auto``)
-d DEV : Serial port device (default ``/dev/ttyUSB0``)
-b BAUD : Baudrate (default 9600)
A pre-rendered HTML user manual of the current pySim 'git master' is
available from <> and
a downloadable PDF version is published at
* Interact with SIMs from a python interactive shell (e.g. ipython):
A slightly dated video presentation about pySim-shell can be found at
from pySim.transport.serial import SerialSimLink
from pySim.commands import SimCardCommands
sl = SerialSimLink(device='/dev/ttyUSB0', baudrate=9600)
sc = SimCardCommands(sl)
pySim-shell vs. legacy tools
# Print IMSI
print(sc.read_binary(['3f00', '7f20', '6f07']))
While you will find a lot of online resources still describing the use of and, those tools are considered legacy by
now and have by far been superseded by the much more capable
pySim-shell. We strongly encourage users to adopt pySim-shell, unless
they have very specific requirements like batch programming of large
quantities of cards, which is about the only remaining use case for the
legacy tools.
# Run A3/A8