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armor - Converts binary to ASCII

armor [-o|--output] [--label] [-h|--help] [FILE]

Converts binary to ASCII

To make encrypted data easier to handle and transport, OpenPGP data can be transformed to an ASCII representation called ASCII Armor. sq emits armored data by default, but this subcommand can be used to convert existing OpenPGP data to its ASCII-encoded representation.

The converse operation is "sq dearmor".

Writes to FILE or stdout if omitted
Selects the kind of armor header
Print help information
Reads from FILE or stdin if omitted

Convert a binary certificate to ASCII

sq armor binary-juliet.pgp

Convert a binary message to ASCII

sq armor binary-message.pgp

For the full documentation see

sq(1) sq-autocrypt(1) sq-certify(1) sq-dearmor(1) sq-decrypt(1) sq-encrypt(1) sq-inspect(1) sq-key(1) sq-keyring(1) sq-keyserver(1) sq-packet(1) sq-revoke(1) sq-sign(1) sq-verify(1) sq-wkd(1)

July 2022 sq 0.26.0