The bech32(1) Utility
Bech32 strings, Bitcoin “Bravo Charlie Addresses”, Bech32 .onion addresses...Encode and decode
- By nullius <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- PGP: 0xC2E91CD74A4C57A105F6C21B5A00591B2F307E0C
- Bitcoin, tips welcome: 3NULL3ZCUXr7RDLxXeLPDMZDZYxuaYkCnG (Segwit nested in P2SH), bc1qcash96s5jqppzsp8hy8swkggf7f6agex98an7h (Segwit Bech32!).
Wait, did I say .onion addresses? Yes, I think that it’s a good idea to add Bech32’s error-correcting code.
This utility’s actual encoding and decoding is done by sipa’s Bech32 reference code, here included in tree.
For details, RTFM. Yes, it has a manpage. Software is unworthy of release if it does not have a proper manpage.
It has been tested on FreeBSD, my main platform, and on Linux. [Unfortunately, I may have slightly mussed the BSD building while preparing for publication; this should soon be fixed. The build system generally is still wonky. This is an early release, with most attention paid to the source code and manpage!]
License: AVL v0.0.1 with Bitcoin consensus clause. I would prefer to disclaim copyright, and and release things to the public domain (the public domain is not a license, “CC0” people). However, this is not an ideal world.
Please direct usage discussion to the forum thread, and bugs or concrete technical matters to the issue tracker.
make && make check
make install as root (via
sudo or otherwise). Other BSDs are probably similar.
make -f Makefile.linux && \ make -f Makefile.linux check && \ sudo make -f Makefile.linux install