PIUS(1) General Commands Manual PIUS(1)

pius - PGP Individual UID Signer

pius [options] -s <signer-keyid> <keyid> [ <keyid> ... ]
pius [options] -A -r <keyring-path> -s <signer-keyid>

pius is a tool for individually signing all of the UIDs on a set of keys, and emailing an encrypted copy of each such signature to the email address associated with that UID.

As a result of this process, the recipient can choose which signatures to import. Also, signatures of inactive uids are not delivered. This tool greatly reduces time and error when signing keys.

show program's version number and exit
-h, --help
show this help message and exit
-A, --all-keys
Sign all keys on the keyring. Requires -r.
-d, --debug
Enable debugging output.
-b PATH, --gpg-path=PATH
Path to gpg binary. [default: /usr/bin/gpg2]
-e, --encrypt-outfiles
Encrypt output files with respective keys.
Hostname of SMTP server. [default: localhost]
-I, --import
Also import the unsigned keys from the keyring into the default keyring. Ignored if -r is not specified, or if it's the same as the default keyring.
Email the encrypted, signed keys to the respective email addresses using FROM-EMAIL as the sender. See also -H and -P.
-M FILE, --mail-text=FILE
Use the text in FILE as the body of email when sending out emails instead of the default text. To see the default text use --print-default-email. Requires -m.
-N, --no-sort-keyring
Do not sort the keyring by name.
-n TO-EMAIL, --override-email=TO-EMAIL
Rather than send to the user, send to this address. Mostly useful for debugging.
Directory to put signed keys in. [default: /tmp/pius_out]
-O, --no-pgp-mime
Do not use PGP/Mime when sending email.
-P PORT, --mail-port=PORT
Port of SMTP server. [default: 587]
-r KEYRING, --keyring=KEYRING
The keyring to use. Be sure to specify full or relative path. Just a filename will cause GPG to assume relative to ~/.gnupg. [default: ~/.gnupg/pubring.gpg]
The keyid to sign with (required).
-f KEYID, --force-signer=KEYID
Force GnuPG to use this exact keyid to sign (do not guess subkey)
-S, --no-mail-tls
Do not use STARTTLS when talking to the SMTP server.
-t TEMP-DIR, --tmp-dir=TEMP-DIR
Directory to put temporary stuff in. [default: /tmp/pius_tmp]
-T, --print-default-email
Print the default email.
-u USER, --mail-user=USER
Authenticate to the SMTP server with username USER. You will be prompted for the password.
-U POLICY-URL, --policy-url=POLICY-URL
Policy URL to include in each signature.
-v, --verbose
Be more verbose.

PIUS was written by Phil Dibowitz <phil@ipom.com>

This manual page was written by Luke Cycon <lcycon@gmail.com> and Felix Lechner <felix.lechner@gmail.com> for the Debian project, but may be used by others.