Encode input data in a QR Code and save as a PNG or EPS image.


sudo apt install qrencode


qrencode [OPTION]... [STRING]


qrencode version 4.0.2
Copyright (C) 2006-2017 Kentaro Fukuchi
Usage: qrencode [OPTION]... [STRING]
Encode input data in a QR Code and save as a PNG or EPS image.

  -h, --help   display the help message. -h displays only the help of short

  -o FILENAME, --output=FILENAME
               write image to FILENAME. If '-' is specified, the result
               will be output to standard output. If -S is given, structured
               symbols are written to FILENAME-01.png, FILENAME-02.png, ...
               (suffix is removed from FILENAME, if specified)

  -r FILENAME, --read-from=FILENAME
               read input data from FILENAME.

  -s NUMBER, --size=NUMBER
               specify module size in dots (pixels). (default=3)

  -l {LMQH}, --level={LMQH}
               specify error correction level from L (lowest) to H (highest).

  -v NUMBER, --symversion=NUMBER
               specify the minimum version of the symbol. See SYMBOL VERSIONS
               for more information. (default=auto)

  -m NUMBER, --margin=NUMBER
               specify the width of the margins. (default=4 (2 for Micro QR)))

  -d NUMBER, --dpi=NUMBER
               specify the DPI of the generated PNG. (default=72)

               specify the type of the generated image. (default=PNG)

  -S, --structured
               make structured symbols. Version must be specified.

  -k, --kanji  assume that the input text contains kanji (shift-jis).

  -c, --casesensitive
               encode lower-case alphabet characters in 8-bit mode. (default)

  -i, --ignorecase
               ignore case distinctions and use only upper-case characters.

  -8, --8bit   encode entire data in 8-bit mode. -k, -c and -i will be ignored.

      --rle    enable run-length encoding for SVG.

               use single path to draw modules for SVG.

  -M, --micro  encode in a Micro QR Code. (experimental)

               specify foreground/background color in hexadecimal notation.
               6-digit (RGB) or 8-digit (RGBA) form are supported.
               Color output support available only in PNG, EPS and SVG.

  -V, --version
               display the version number and copyrights of the qrencode.

               display verbose information to stderr.

  [STRING]     input data. If it is not specified, data will be taken from
               standard input.

               The symbol versions of QR Code range from Version 1 to Version
               40. Each version has a different module configuration or number
               of modules, ranging from Version 1 (21 x 21 modules) up to
               Version 40 (177 x 177 modules). Each higher version number
               comprises 4 additional modules per side by default. See
               http://www.qrcode.com/en/about/version.html for a detailed
               version list.


Frequent used flags

Higher DPI (default 72): -d <number>
Higher size (default 3): -s <number>

Embed URL

qrencode -o <output>.png <URL>

Embed text

qrencode -o <output.png>

Embed WiFi connection

qrencode -o <output>.png "WIFI:T:WPA;S:<SSID>;P:<PASSWORD>;;"

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