sq-encrypt - Man Page


sq-encrypt — 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 [Flags] [Options] [--] [FILE]


-h,  --help

Prints help information

-B,  --binary

Emits binary data

-s,  --symmetric

Adds a password to encrypt with.  The message can be decrypted with either one of the recipient's keys, or any password.


If a certificate has only expired encryption-capable subkeys, falls back to using the one that expired last


-o,  --output FILE

Writes to FILE or stdout if omitted

--recipient-cert CERT-RING

Encrypts for all recipients in CERT-RING

--signer-key KEY

Signs the message with KEY

--mode MODE

Selects what kind of keys are considered for encryption.  Transport select subkeys marked as suitable for transport encryption, rest selects those for encrypting data at rest, and all selects all encryption-capable subkeys.  [default: all]  [possible values: transport, rest, all]

--compression KIND

Selects compression scheme to use  [default: pad]  [possible values: none, pad, zip, zlib, bzip2]

-t,  --time TIME

Chooses keys valid at the specified time and sets the signature's creation time



Reads from FILE or stdin if omitted


# Encrypt a file using a certificate

$ sq encrypt --recipient-cert romeo.pgp message.txt

# Encrypt a file creating a signature in the process

$ sq encrypt --recipient-cert romeo.pgp --signer-key juliet.pgp message.txt

# Encrypt a file using a password

$ sq encrypt --symmetric message.txt

See Also

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

sq(1), 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-sign(1), sq-verify(1), sq-wkd(1)


Azul <azul@sequoia-pgp.org>
Igor Matuszewski <igor@sequoia-pgp.org>
Justus Winter <justus@sequoia-pgp.org>
Kai Michaelis <kai@sequoia-pgp.org>
Neal H. Walfield <neal@sequoia-pgp.org>
Nora Widdecke <nora@sequoia-pgp.org>
Wiktor Kwapisiewicz <wiktor@sequoia-pgp.org>

Referenced By

sq(1), sq-armor(1), sq-autocrypt(1), sq-autocrypt-decode(1), sq-autocrypt-encode-sender(1), sq-certify(1), sq-dearmor(1), sq-decrypt(1), sq-encrypt(1), sq-inspect(1), sq-key(1), sq-key-adopt(1), sq-key-attest-certifications(1), sq-key-extract-cert(1), sq-key-generate(1), sq-keyring(1), sq-keyring-filter(1), sq-keyring-join(1), sq-keyring-list(1), sq-keyring-merge(1), sq-keyring-split(1), sq-keyserver(1), sq-keyserver-get(1), sq-keyserver-send(1), sq-packet(1), sq-packet-decrypt(1), sq-packet-dump(1), sq-packet-join(1), sq-packet-split(1), sq-sign(1), sq-verify(1), sq-wkd(1), sq-wkd-generate(1), sq-wkd-get(1), sq-wkd-url(1).