seahorse-tool(1) PGP/GnuPG file encryption for the GNOME Desktop


seahorse-tool [ OPTION... ]


Seahorse is a GNOME application for managing encryption keys. seahorse-tool allows you to encrypt, decrypt or sign files. It is integrated into the nautilus right-click menu, but can also be used from the command line.


Help options

-?, --help
Show summary of all options and exit.
Display brief usage message and exit.

Application options

-i FILE, --import FILE
Import keys from the FILE.
-e FILE, --encrypt FILE
Encrypt FILE.
-s FILE, --sign FILE
Sign FILE with default key.
-n FILE, --encrypt-sign FILE
Encrypt and sign FILE with default key.
-d FILE, --decrypt FILE
Decrypt encrypted FILE.
-v FILE, --verify FILE
Verify signature FILE.
-T, --uri-list
Read list of URIs on standard in.
Show version information and exit.
-h, --help
Show help options.

Additional options

In addition, the usual GTK+ and GNOME command line options apply. See the output of --help for details.


This man page describes seahorse version 0.9.


If you find a bug, please report it at


Jacob Perkins <[email protected]>

Stef Walter <[email protected]>

Adam Schreiber <[email protected]>

This man page was originally written by Michael Mende <[email protected]> for the Debian system.


Copyright (C) 2001, 2002 Jose Carlos Garcia Sogo
Copyright (C) 2002, 2003 Jacob Perkins
Copyright (C) 2004, 2006 Stef Walter, Adam Schreiber


You are free to distribute this software under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Documentation and help files are covered by GFDL license.