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sq - A command-line frontend for Sequoia, an implementation of OpenPGP

sq [-h|--help] [-V|--version] [-f|--force] [--known-notation] <subcommands>

A command-line frontend for Sequoia, an implementation of OpenPGP

Functionality is grouped and available using subcommands. Currently, this interface is completely stateless. Therefore, you need to supply all configuration and certificates explicitly on each invocation.

OpenPGP data can be provided in binary or ASCII armored form. This will be handled automatically. Emitted OpenPGP data is ASCII armored by default.

We use the term "certificate", or cert for short, to refer to OpenPGP keys that do not contain secrets. Conversely, we use the term "key" to refer to OpenPGP keys that do contain secrets.

Print help information
Print version information
Overwrites existing files
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.

Converts binary to ASCII
Converts ASCII to binary
Signs messages or data files
Verifies signed messages or detached signatures
Interacts with Web Key Directories
Interacts with keyservers
Generates revocation certificates
Low-level packet manipulation
Certifies a User ID for a Certificate
Manages collections of keys or certs
Manages keys
Inspects data, like file(1)
Encrypts a message
Decrypts a message
Communicates certificates using Autocrypt

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

sq-armor(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)

v0.26.0 (sequoia-openpgp 1.10.0, using Nettle)

July 2022 sq 0.26.0