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.Dd
.Dt GNUNET-IDENTITY "1" "September 5, 2013" "GNUnet"
.Os
.Sh NAME
.Nm gnunet-identity
.Nd
create, delete or list egos
.Sh SYNOPSIS
.Nm
.Op Fl C Ar NAME | Fl \-create= Ns Ar NAME
.Op Fl D Ar NAME | Fl \-delete= Ns Ar NAME
.Op Fl e Ar NAME | Fl \-ego= Ns Ar NAME
.Op Fl h | \-help
.Op Fl d | \-display
.Op Fl m | \-monitor
.Op Fl s Ar SUBSYSTEM | Fl \-set= Ns Ar SUBSYSTEM
.Sh DESCRIPTION
.Nm
is a tool for managing egos.
An ego is the persona that controls a namespace.
It is identical to a public-private ECC key pair.
.Pp
gnunet-identity can be used to list all of the egos that were created locally, to create new egos, and to delete existing egos (the namespace will continue to exist, but it will be impossible to add additional data to it).
.Pp
Creating a new ego requires using the
.Fl C
option together with an identifier (name) that is to be used for the new ego.
This identifier is only used locally for this peer and not shared with other peers.
The options are as follows:
.Bl -tag -width Ds
.It Fl C Ar NAME | Fl \-create= Ns Ar NAME
Creates a new ego with the given
.Ar NAME .
.It Fl D Ar NAME | Fl \-delete= Ns Ar NAME
Delete the ego with the given
.Ar NAME .
.It Fl e Ar NAME | Fl \-ego= Ns Ar NAME
Perform "set" operation with the respective ego.
Needs to be used together with option
.Fl s .
.It Fl h | \-help
Print the help page.
.It d | \-display
Display all of our egos.
.It m | \-monitor
Run in monitor mode, listing all ouf our egos until CTRL-C is pressed.
Each ego is listed together with a unique pointer value; if egos are renamed, that pointer value remains the same; if egos are deleted, they are listed one more time with a name of "<null>".
.It Fl s Ar SUBSYSTEM | Fl \-set= Ns Ar SUBSYSTEM
Perform "set" operation for the specified
.Ar SUBSYSTEM
with the respective ego.
Needs to be used together with option
.Fl e .
After this, the given SUBSYSTEM will use the ego with the specified NAME.
This will fail if
.Ar NAME
does not yet exist.
.El
.Sh FILES
.Pa ~/.local/share/gnunet/identity/egos
Directory where the egos are stored by default
.\".Sh EXAMPLES
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr gnunet-gns 1 ,
.Xr gnunet-namestore 1
.sp
The full documentation for gnunet is maintained as a Texinfo manual.
If the
.Xr info 1
and gnunet programs are properly installed at your site, the command
.Pp
.Dl info gnunet
.Pp
should give you access to the complete handbook,
.Pp
.Dl info gnunet-c-tutorial
.Pp
will give you access to a tutorial for developers.
.sp
Depending on your installation, this information is also available in
.Xr gnunet 7 and
.Xr gnunet-c-tutorial 7 .
.\".Sh HISTORY
.\".Sh AUTHORS
.Sh BUGS
Report bugs by using
.Lk https://bugs.gnunet.org
or by sending electronic mail to
.Aq Mt gnunet-developers@gnu.org .