[pass] [PATCH] show age of password

Kevin Cox kevincox at kevincox.ca
Sun Jul 26 19:15:32 CEST 2015

On 26/07/15 09:38, Steffen Vogel wrote:
>> I’d suggest do add the passwords age
>> when it is copied to the clipboard.
>>    $ pass show -c Password
>>    Copied Password (last change 2015-07-27) to clipboard. Will clear
>>    in 45 seconds.
>> I don’t know anything about the code and side effects. What do you think?
> I don’t think this is a nice idea:
> To get the modification data of the first line (e.g. the password), we must decrypt usually more than 1 revision.
> I’m using a hardware token (Yubikey) to decrypt the GPG files. This takes considerably longer.
You would also consider things such as renames. I think that this isn't
a great feature because it is easy to misunderstand it. If you actually
want the time the password itself was created you would need more
metadata, for example `pass generate` could add a "Generated At"
property. But I think that assuming that the last time a file was
updated is equal to the last time a password was changed is a poor idea.

If the wording was chosen to be more explicit I don't think this would
be dangerous but I still doubt its usefulness.

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