[pass] copying usernames and urls

Johan Venant jvenant at invicem.pro
Tue Apr 29 15:36:20 CEST 2014

I proposed a patch for this adding a field attribut to pass:

 Add the capacity to output or copy in the clipboard only
 the specified field instead of the password.
 Using the standard format : <field>: <value> in the password data

Never had any feedback about this....

*--------Johan Venant.*
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*www.invicem.pro <http://www.invicem.pro>*

On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 3:25 PM, René Neumann <lists at necoro.eu> wrote:

> Am 29.04.2014 15:03, schrieb George Angelopoulos:
> > 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.
> For the exact same usecase, I used to have some functionality in a
> wrapper fro pass, where it would be possible to say 'copy the line
> matching the following pattern to clipboard'. Then one could think of
> ones personal standard (e.g. prefixing username by 'User: ' in the file)
> and this (either on cmdline or for a passmenu clone).
> I dropped it, because I had to duplicate all the clip functionality of
> pass (and because I falsely assumed 'pass grep' was doing exactly that
> -- my bad).
> If anyone cares, the wrapper can be found here [1], though the clip()
> might need an update. (In the end it is just 'pass show | grep $PATTERN').
> - René
> [1]
> http://git.necoro.eu/dotfiles.git/tree/.zsh/functions/pass?id=02f2390bc4d59e5bcbebe8f04ed81457854f759d
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