manages files on the eponymous Plan 9 secure storage service.
It holds a set of files for each of its users.
The service is most often used to store a file
containing user credentials in a form ready to be loaded into
is one of the following operations:
- Delete the given files on the server.
- Print the contents of each file on standard output.
Each line is written separately, so that files of keys will be received correctly when written to
- Replace the contents of files on the server by the contents of the named files,
after encrypting them.
In each case, the file name on the server is the last component of the local file name
(ie, everything after the final
- List a table of contents of
collection on the the server.
By default, only the names are listed, one per line, but
option, each line displays name, file size in bytes, date last stored, and SHA-1 hash of the file's contents.
- Extract the named files into files of the same name in the current directory.
By default, they are decrypted (ie, in clear text).
connects to the server (thus checking the connection and the validity
but does nothing with it.
prompts for a secret key to authenticate the user and the
The service might be configured to demand an extra authentication code, such as a `pin', in which case
will then prompt for that as well.
The options are:
- Read one or two lines from the standard input:
the first line contains the secret; the optional second line contains the extra authentication code.
- -k key
as the secret to authenticate with the
- -p pin
as the extra authentication code if the server demands it.
- -s address
- Connect to the server at the given network
as defined by
and translated by
The default is
- -u user
- Authenticate as
(default: the Inferno user name contained in
- Make the output more verbose:
display the name announced by the remote server; and use the long form of the table of contents.