[pass] pass edit: infinite loop

Brian Mattern rephorm at rephorm.com
Sun Dec 30 19:36:34 CET 2012

On Sun, 30 Dec 2012, Jason A. Donenfeld wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 5:22 AM, Brian Mattern <rephorm at rephorm.com> wrote:
> >
> > I can't think of a case where encryption would succeed the second time
> > after failing the first. Perhaps we should replace this loop with a
> > warning and an option to print the password contents to screen before
> > exiting?
> I thought about this back when implementing the feature, but couldn't
> think of a clean enough solution. I went for the infinite loop with
> the kind of shifty reasoning of "oh, well, they'll just have to fix
> things while it's looping and eventually it will work," but this
> obviously has its drawbacks.

I was wondering if that was the intention.

> Something better than printing to the screen would just to open the
> editor back up again, after a delay where the error message is shown.

Yeah. That's a better solution.

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