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Retracts links


sq pki link retract [Options] FINGERPRINT|KEYID USERID|EMAIL


Retracts links.

This command retracts links that were previously created using `sq pki link add`.  See that subcommand's documentation for more details. Note: this is called `retract` and not `remove`, because the certifications are not removed.  Instead a new certification is added, which says that the binding has not been authenticated.

`sq pki link retract` respects the reference time set by the top-level `--time` argument.  This causes a link to be retracted as of a particular time instead of the current time.


Subcommand options


An email address to unlink from the certificate.  The email address must match a User ID with the email, although, it need not be linked.

--notation NAME VALUE

Adds a notation to the certification.  A user-defined notation's name must be of the form `name@a.domain.you.control.org`. If the notation's name starts with a !, then the notation is marked as being critical.  If a consumer of a signature doesn't understand a critical notation, then it will ignore the signature.  The notation is marked as being human readable.


A User ID to unlink from the certificate.  This must match a known User ID, although it need not be linked.


The certificate whose acceptance is being retracted.


A User ID or email address to unlink from the certificate.  This must match a known User ID.  Scripts should prefer to use `--email` or `--userid`, as `sq` does not need to guess if a value is a User ID or an email address. If no User IDs, or email addresses are provided, then all known User IDs are unlinked.

Global options


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.

-f,  --force

Overwrites existing files

-h,  --help

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.

-v,  --verbose

Be more verbose.

See Also

sq(1), sq-pki(1), sq-pki-link(1).

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


0.33.0 (sequoia-openpgp 1.17.0)

Referenced By


0.33.0 Sequoia-PGP