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

Von Welch von at vwelch.com
Sat Sep 6 18:55:33 CEST 2014

Having heard nothing, it looks like the tail feature is destined for the

Brain storming...

Maybe what should be considered is splitting pass into a small "kernel"
that handles the gpg and git storage of the password files without making
any assumptions about their contents (just takes from stdin and puts to
stdout), and a set of front end scripts that implement the UI and structure
of the files - e.g. copying the password to a paste buffer, tail the
metadata, generate new passwords, store binary files, etc.

This would seem address the tension between all the UI bells and whistles
that people want by implementing their own front end scripts, and the
desire to keep pass small and simple. Gets back to the original Unix pipe
philosophy by breaking pass down into a more modular structure.


On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 11:38 AM, SamLT <samuel.lethiec at intelunix.fr> wrote:

> On 07/04/2014 01:16 PM, Von Welch wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> I'm not sure if this patch made it to master or not, but I'd find this
> feature really usefull too and I fail to see how we could call it bloat!
> >  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
> password.
> >
> > Von
> >
> >
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