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       TQSL - digitally sign amateur radio contact logs


       tqsl -i [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  tqsl  program  is  used  to  digitally  sign  contact  log files using a digital
       certificate. It is also used to generate requests for  digital  certificates  and  to
       store  the resulting received digital certificates.  (Certificates used to be handled
       by a separate program, tqslcert, but all functions are now handled by tqsl).

       This manual page briefly documents the tqsl program.  Complete documentation is  also

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


       tqsl accepts these command line options:

       -b begin_date and -e end_date
              Supply  a  start date and end date for QSOs to be signed. If present, any QSOs
              before the begin date will be ignored, and any after  the  end  date  will  be
              ignored.  If  either begin or end are omitted, then the corresponding limit is
              ignored. You should specify -d with this option to suppress  the  normal  date
              range dialog as these options will override the user-specified dates if given.

       -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

       -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.

       -u     Upload log file. If this argument is used, the input files will be signed then
              automatically uploaded to the Logbook of the World web site for processing.

       -v     Display the version number of tqsl and exit.

       -i filename
              Import a certificate - either a signed response (.tq6) or a certificate stored
              with a private key in PKCS#12 format (.p12).

       -t filename
              Open  a  diagnostic  trace  file  at startup. This file will log internal TQSL
              function calls for debugging purposes.

              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. If -u is used, the signed log is not saved to disk  but  is
              instead uploaded and submitted to Logbook of the World.

              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."  and  the  TrustedQSL
       authors.  Please  see  the  AUTHORS.txt file in the source distribution for a list of

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

                                         August  28, 2013                                 TQSL(5)