[pass] [PATCH] Add support for 'show -t/--tail' to print 2nd and subsequent lines

Von Welch von at vwelch.com
Fri Jul 4 13:16:36 CEST 2014

Hi Phillip,

 Thanks for chiming in. Yes, 'pass -c -t <store>' is basically my default
now, putting the password into the clipboard and all the metadata to
stdout. Once I had this ability, I find it's what I want most of the time
and it's benign the rest.

 Part of this, which is a principle I don't think we all agree on, is that
I'm adverse to putting passwords to stdout if I can avoid it. I use my
laptop for presentations, in meetings, go through TSA, etc. such that I try
to minimize trust in the privacy of my screen, so I avoid running pass
without -c if possible and a tail lets me get at my metadata without the


On Fri, Jul 4, 2014 at 12:53 AM, Philip Chase <philipbchase at gmail.com>

> I would use this all the time.  What I generally do is run pass with no
> options to see the entire memo.  This let's me verify username/email
> address. I then rerun with -c to copy the password.
> Philip
> On Jul 3, 2014 4:04 PM, "Jason A. Donenfeld" <Jason at zx2c4.com> wrote:
>>  I don't understand a good generic use case for this.
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