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       TrustedQSL - digitally sign amateur radio contact logs


       tqslcert [certificate-file]...

       tqsl [OPTIONS] [log-file]...


       TrustedQSL  is a file format and set of procedures that is used to send
       digitally signed QSL information  (logs  of  contacts  between  amateur
       radio  operators).  One notable service that makes use of TrustedQSL is
       ARRL's Logbook of the World.

       The  tqslcert  program  is  used  to  generate  requests  for   digital
       certificates and to store the resulting received digital certificates.

       The  tqsl  program  is used to digitally sign contact log files using a
       digital certificate.

       This manual page briefly documents  the  tqslcert  and  tqsl  programs.
       Complete documentation is also available:

         tqslcert: file:///usr/share/TrustedQSL/help/tqslcert/main.htm

         tqsl: file:///usr/share/TrustedQSL/help/tqslapp/main.htm


       tqslcert  accepts  TQSL  certificate  files  which  may  optionally  be
       specified on the command line.

       tqsl accepts these command line options:

       -d     Suppress date-range  dialog.  If  present,  the  QSO  date-range
              dialog  will  not  be shown for files that follow this option on
              the command line.

       -l location_name
              Selects an existing station location. This location will be used
              for  the  commands  that follow. If the station location doesn't
              exist, tqsl will just exit.

       -o output_file
              Writes the resulting signed log file to output_file instead of a
              default name based on the input log-file name.

       -s     Add  or edit station location. If there is a preceding -l option
              the specified location will be edited. If there is no  preceding
              -l option, a new station location is being added.

       -x (or) -q
              Exit tqsl. If this argument is used it should be the last one on
              the command line. If this argument is  not  present,  tqsl  will
              begin   normal   operation  after  successfully  processing  all
              command-line arguments.

              Any command-line parameter that is not an option or an  option's
              argument  will  be  treated  as  the name of a log file (ADIF or
              Cabrillo) to be signed. The resulting signed file (.tq8) will be
              placed  in  the  same directory as the log file, overwriting any
              existing .tq8 file of the same name. (Note: If  this  option  is
              not preceded by a -l option that selects the station location to
              be used for signing, the Select  Station  Location  for  Signing
              dialog  will  be  presented.)  File names that contain spaces or
              other shell-special characters should  be  quoted  in  a  manner
              suitable for the operating system and shell that's being used.

              N.B.:  If the private key needed to sign a log is protected by a
              password, the user will be prompted to supply that password  for
              each file being signed.


       trustedqsl was written by "American Radio Relay League, Inc.".

       This  manual page was prepared by Kamal Mostafa <>, for
       the Debian project (and may be used by others).

                                March 31, 2011                   TRUSTEDQSL(5)