ethkey is a simple command-line tool for working with Ethereum keyfiles.
Generate a new keyfile. If you want to use an existing private key to use in the keyfile, it can be specified by
--privatekey with the location of the file containing the private key.
ethkey inspect <keyfile>
Print various information about the keyfile. Private key information can be printed by using the
--private flag; make
sure to use this feature with great caution!
ethkey signmessage <keyfile> <message/file>
Sign the message with a keyfile. It is possible to refer to a file containing the message. To sign a message contained
in a file, use the
ethkey verifymessage <address> <signature> <message/file>
Verify the signature of the message. It is possible to refer to a file containing the message. To sign a message contained in a file, use the --msgfile flag.
ethkey changepassword <keyfile>
Change the password of a keyfile. use the
--newpasswordfile to point to the new password file.
For every command that uses a keyfile, you will be prompted to provide the password for decrypting the keyfile. To avoid
this message, it is possible to pass the password by using the
--passwordfile flag pointing to a file that contains
In case you need to output the result in a JSON format, you shall by using the
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