[pass] copying usernames and urls

George Angelopoulos george at usermod.net
Tue Apr 29 15:05:41 CEST 2014

Hi all.

I recently migrated from keepassx and I am very happy to say that, for
my own needs and in conjunction with the amazing passmenu, pass is
superior in every way!

...except one. There's no good way to copy passwords. This is a
functionality that I found very useful in keepass because I'm just as
bad at remembering usernames as I am at remembering passwords. Passmenu
makes copying passwords *very* simple and fast. But if I don't remember
the username for a particular site/service I have to go back to the
terminal. Same goes for urls but those are less important to me.

I have some ideas about how this could work, but all of them are
terrible. I know that I can restructure my directories and create
separate entries for the usernames, but that doesn't seem like a good
idea either, considering that this isn't some completely fringe thing
I'm trying to accomplice and quite standard on other password managers.

Has there been any discussion on this? With a quick look at the archives
I didn't spot anything.

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