SQ(1) User Commands SQ(1)

sq inspect - Inspects data, like file(1)

sq inspect [OPTIONS] FILE

Inspects data, like file(1).

It is often difficult to tell from cursory inspection using cat(1) or file(1) what kind of OpenPGP one is looking at. This subcommand inspects the data and provides a meaningful human-readable description of it.

`sq inspect` respects the reference time set by the top-level `--time` argument. It uses the reference time when determining what binding signatures are active.

Reads the specified certificate from the certificate store
Prints third-party certifications
Reads from FILE or stdin if omitted

Specifies the location of the certificate store. By default, sq uses the OpenPGP certificate directory at `$HOME/.local/share/pgp.cert.d`, and creates it if it does not exist.
Overwrites existing files
Print help (see a summary with '-h')
Specifies the location of a keyring to use. Keyrings are used in addition to any certificate store. The content of the keyring is not imported into the certificate store. When a certificate is looked up, it is looked up in all keyrings and any certificate store, and the results are merged together.
Adds NOTATION to the list of known notations. This is used when validating signatures. Signatures that have unknown notations with the critical bit set are considered invalid.
Disables the use of a certificate store. Normally sq uses the user's standard cert-d, which is located in `$HOME/.local/share/pgp.cert.d`.
Produces output in FORMAT, if possible
Produces output variant VERSION, such as 0.0.0. The default is the newest version. The output version is separate from the version of the sq program. To see the current supported versions, use output-versions subcommand.
Specifies the location of a pEp certificate store. sq does not use a pEp certificate store by default; it must be explicitly enabled using this argument or the corresponding environment variable, PEP_CERT_STORE. The pEp Engine's default certificate store is at `$HOME/.pEp/keys.db`.
Sets the reference time as an ISO 8601 formatted timestamp. Normally, commands use the current time as the reference time. This argument allows the user to use a difference reference time. For instance, when creating a key using `sq key generate`, the creation time is normally set to the current time, but can be overridden using this option. Similarly, when verifying a message, the message is verified with respect to the current time. This option allows the user to use a different time.
TIME is interpreted as an ISO 8601 timestamp. To set the certification time to July 21, 2013 at midnight UTC, you can do:
$ sq --time 20130721 verify msg.pgp
To include a time, say 5:50 AM, add a T, the time and optionally the timezone (the default timezone is UTC):
$ sq --time 20130721T0550+0200 verify msg.pgp
Considers the specified certificate to be a trust root. Trust roots are used by trust models, e.g., the Web of Trust, to authenticate certificates and User IDs.
Be more verbose.

Inspects a certificate

sq inspect juliet.pgp

Inspects a certificate ring

sq inspect certs.pgp

Inspects a message

sq inspect message.pgp

Inspects a detached signature

sq inspect message.sig

Show the certificate as it looked on July 21, 2013

sq inspect --time 20130721 cert.pgp

sq(1).

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

0.33.0 (sequoia-openpgp 1.17.0)

0.33.0 Sequoia-PGP