lsh-decrypt-key(1) Decrypts the given key and outputs it in unecrypted form.


lsh-decrypt-key [OPTION...]


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The given key (supplied on stdin or in the file given with the --in option) and it's passphrase is read. The key is decrypted and written to stdout (or the file supplied by the --out option).

This program is usually invoked by the lsh-upgrade-key script.


Program to use for reading passwords. Should be an absolute filename.
--in=encrypted key filename
(defaults to stdin)
--out=decrypted key filename
(defaults to stdout)
Print huge amounts of debug information
--log-file=File name
Append messages to this file.
-q, --quiet
Suppress all warnings and diagnostic messages
Detailed trace
-v, --verbose
Verbose diagnostic messages
-?, --help
Give this help list
Give a short usage message
-V, --version
Print program version


See the --verbose , --trace and --debug options.


Report bugs to <[email protected]>.


The lsh suite of programs is distributed under the GNU General Public License; see the COPYING and AUTHORS files in the source distribution for details.


The lsh program suite is written mainly by Niels Möller <[email protected]>.

This man-page was written for lsh 2.0 by Pontus Freyhult <[email protected]>, it is based on a template written by J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <[email protected]>.