keysync(1) convert OTR key info between different formats


keysync [options] [path]


This manual page documents briefly the keysync command.

keysync is a program for converting the various OTR file formats between each other. KeySync works with the two major OTR keystore versions: libotr format and otr4j, and then a few variants of those major formats. There is some preliminary support for pure-python-otr keystores.

It can read and write the OTR keystore formats from Adium, ChatSecure, IRSSI, Jitsi, Pidgin, and XChat. It can also read some data from Gajim and GnuPG, but that is not yet fully implemented.

For syncing the OTR data to ChatSecure on an Android device, use keysync-gui.


This is beta software, do not rely on it for strong identity verification. It is unlikely to mess up so bad as to produce compromised secret keys, but anything is possible. Also, keep in mind that program is handling your private OTR keys, so careful with the files produced with keysync! That said, testing and feedback is greatly appreciated, so we can get it to the point where it can be fully trusted.


-h, --help
show this help message and exit
-i, --input {adium,chatsecure,gajim,gpg,irssi,jitsi,pidgin,xchat}
specify which programs to take as input. if multiple then they'll be merged (default: pidgin)
-o, --output {adium,chatsecure,gajim,irssi,jitsi,pidgin,xchat}
specify which format to write out. if multiple then each will be written out (default: chatsecure)
--output-folder OUTPUT_FOLDER
write the output files to this folder (default: current folder)
do not print the ChatSecure QR Code to the terminal
-q, --quiet
do not print anything to the terminal
show program's version number and exit


keysync was written by The Guardian Project <[email protected]>.