SQ(1) User Commands SQ(1)

sq encrypt - Encrypts a message

sq encrypt [OPTIONS] FILE

Encrypts a message.

Encrypts a message for any number of recipients and with any number of passwords, optionally signing the message in the process.

The converse operation is `sq decrypt`.

`sq encrypt` respects the reference time set by the top-level `--time` argument. It uses the reference time when selecting encryption keys, and it sets the signature's creation time to the reference time.

Emits binary data
Selects compression scheme to use
Selects what kind of keys are considered for encryption. 'transport' select subkeys marked as suitable for transport encryption, 'storage' selects those for encrypting data at rest, and 'universal' selects all encryption-capable subkeys.
Writes to FILE or stdout if omitted
Provides parameters for private key store
Encrypts to the named certificates
Encrypts to all certificates that can be authenticated for the specified email address
Encrypts to all certificates in CERT_RING_FILE
Encrypts to all certificates that can be authenticated for the specified User ID
Prompts to add a password to encrypt with. When using this option, the user is asked to provide a password, which is used to encrypt the message. This option can be provided more than once to provide more than one password. The encrypted data can afterwards be decrypted with either one of the recipient's keys, or one of the provided passwords.
Sets the filename of the encrypted file as metadata. Do note, that this metadata is not signed and as such relying on it - on sender or receiver side - is generally considered dangerous.
Sets time for encrypted file as metadata. Allows setting TIME either as ISO 8601 formatted string or by providing custom keywords. With `none`, the metadata is not set. With `file-creation`, the metadata is set to the file's creation timestamp. With `file-modification`, the metadata is set to the file's last modification timestamp. With `message-creation`, the metadata is set to the creation timestamp of the message for which the metadata is added. Do note, that this metadata is not signed and as such relying on it - on sender or receiver side - is generally considered dangerous.
Signs the message using the key in KEY_FILE
Signs the message using the specified key on the key store
If a certificate has only expired encryption-capable subkeys, falls back to using the one that expired last
Reads from FILE or stdin if omitted

See sq(1) for a description of the global options.

Encrypt a file using a certificate

sq encrypt --recipient-file romeo.pgp message.txt

Encrypt a file creating a signature in the process

sq encrypt --recipient-file romeo.pgp --signer-file juliet.pgp \
message.txt

Encrypt a file using a password

sq encrypt --symmetric message.txt

sq(1).

For the full documentation see https://book.sequoia-pgp.org.

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