SQ(1) User Commands SQ(1)

sq toolbox - Tools for developers, maintainers, and forensic specialists

sq toolbox keyring [OPTIONS] SUBCOMMAND
sq toolbox packet [OPTIONS] SUBCOMMAND
sq toolbox armor [OPTIONS] FILE
sq toolbox dearmor [OPTIONS] FILE

Tools for developers, maintainers, and forensic specialists.

This is a collection of low-level tools to inspect and manipulate OpenPGP data structures.

Manages collections of keys or certs.

Collections of keys or certificates (also known as "keyrings" when they contain secret key material, and "certrings" when they don't) are any number of concatenated certificates. This subcommand provides tools to list, split, merge, and filter keyrings.

Note: In the documentation of this subcommand, we sometimes use the terms keys and certs interchangeably.

Low-level packet manipulation.

An OpenPGP data stream consists of packets. These tools allow working with packet streams. They are mostly of interest to developers, but `sq toolbox packet dump` may be helpful to a wider audience both to provide valuable information in bug reports to OpenPGP-related software, and as a learning tool.

sq toolbox armor

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 toolbox dearmor`.

sq toolbox dearmor

Converts ASCII to binary.

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

The converse operation is `sq toolbox armor`.

sq toolbox armor

Convert a binary certificate to ASCII

sq toolbox armor binary-juliet.pgp

Convert a binary message to ASCII

sq toolbox armor binary-message.pgp

sq toolbox dearmor

Convert a ASCII certificate to binary

sq toolbox dearmor ascii-juliet.pgp

Convert a ASCII message to binary

sq toolbox dearmor ascii-message.pgp

sq(1), sq-toolbox-keyring(1), sq-toolbox-packet(1), sq-toolbox-armor(1), sq-toolbox-dearmor(1).

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

0.34.0 (sequoia-openpgp 1.19.0)

0.34.0 Sequoia PGP