[pass] Stripping .gpg not working

Lenz Weber mail at lenzw.de
Thu Feb 26 19:07:55 CET 2015

Hi again,
I might have found a solution.

I just looked at the man pages for sed on FreeBSD (which I believe is
closer to OSX) and it indeed seems to have a different kind of regular
expression, that by default does not support | (OR)

So it has to be called with -E for extended regex
The Regex needs a quick rewrite after that (see last paragraph of the
Description section on
basically it's \(->(, \)->), \{->{, \}->}, {0,1} can be written as ? -
it handles escaping differently.

So finally it should look like this:

tree -C -l --noreport "$PREFIX/$path" | tail -n +2 | sed -E
's/\.gpg(\x1B\[[0-9]+m)?( ->|$)/\1\2/g'

I just tested it with cygwin's sed, using the -r flag and from the
Cygwin (which uses the FSF sed I believe most Linuxes use, too) side,
this seems to work.

If the above command works with your Mac, too, we just need to
differentiate between the versions of sed and switch between the -E and
-r switch.


PS: another way would be to avoid the | altogether but I don't really
see how to do that if we don't want to create a mega-regex or execute
sed twice with slightly different regexes

Am Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:48:58 +0100
schrieb Lenz Weber <mail at lenzw.de>:

> Hi,
> just for reference - we already did some testing, so stuff like
> looking for hidden (color) characters was already done - we could find
> nothing alike, at least not in the line that's not parsing.
> Here's what we did so far: https://github.com/jvenant/passff/issues/56
> I personally suspect that OSX has a slightly different version of sed
> that maybe doesn't honor the "/g" flag or does not like $ in a regex
> OR statement, but not being a mac user myself I can neither confirm
> nor work around that.
> Are there any Mac users out there that can shred some light on this?
> Regards,
> Lenz
> Am Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:03:43 +0200
> schrieb Jaakko Rinta-Filppula <jaakko.rf at gmail.com>:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > I’m new here. I joined because I stumbled on problem when setting up
> > pass with passff Firefox extension. On my system (OS X 10.9.5) the
> > output of pass still contains .gpg extension on the passwords
> > stored.
> > 
> > I did a bit of digging around and found out that the tree output
> > parsing before this commit
> > http://git.zx2c4.com/password-store/commit/src/password-store.sh?id=5f3e0b36af40c1fc5991fce76e9998313d36c6ee
> > worked fine but the current one doesn’t.
> > 
> > Here’s what I get when running that line in my terminal:
> > tree -C -l --noreport .password-store | tail -n +2 | sed
> > 's/\.gpg\(\x1B\[[0-9]\+m\)\{0,1\}\( ->\|$\)/\1\2/g' └── www
> >     └── facebook.com.gpg
> > 
> > Any ideas what could cause this?
> > 
> > – Jaakko
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