[pass] Replace base64 in cygwin?

Mikhail Gusarov dottedmag at dottedmag.net
Sun Apr 27 19:47:28 CEST 2014

Hi Stephen.

base64 is used to save the existing clipboard contents for restoring it

Best regards,
Mikhail Gusarov.

On Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 6:11 PM, Stephen Schoun <stephen at schoun.net> wrote:

> On 04/27/2014 09:28 AM, Matthew Cengia wrote:
>> On 2014-04-27 06:26, Stephen Schoun wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> This is my first post to the password-store listserv.  Pass works
>>> great for me on Linux, but I have been struggling to get it to work
>>> on Windows.  One of the issues I came across was the difficulty in
>>> finding an executable of the "base64" program for
>>> cygwin/mingw/msys/msysgit anywhere on the internet and I don't
>>> really want to compile it myself.  I'm actually using msysgit.
>>> However, I found a workaround that seems to do the job.  If I
>>> understand correctly, base64 is used to strip newlines when writing
>>> and reading from the clipboard manager.
>> Hi Stephen,
>> No, the purpose of base64 is to explicitly *prevent* the stripping of
>> trailing newlines from the clipboard. Without it, the last newline of
>> the clipboard's contents is removed, and that may be unintended. I *think*
>> Jason has written an alternative to the base64 method which should be
>> out soon.
>>  Hi Matthew,
> Thanks for replying.  Are you sure that the desired effect is to *prevent*
> stripping of newlines?  When a password is copied to the clipboard, I want
> to be able to paste that password without having it include a newline
> character.  When pasting logon information in some web pages, for example,
> browsers might interpret the newline character as an actual character of
> the password, or they might interpret the newline as a request to submit
> the page before I am ready.
> Best regards,
> --Stephen
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