[pass] Encrypting directory tree

Matthew Cengia mattcen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 06:44:28 CET 2015

On 2015-03-02 22:42, Patrick Burroughs wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Mar 2015 00:32:05 -0500 Dylan Mikus <dbmikus at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Has there been any thought into encrypting the actual directory tree
> > so that no one would be able to view what accounts you have? Is that
> > something people are interested in, or was there a conscious decision
> > against it for design reasons?
> Encrypting the entire directory tree makes it a lot harder to process
> things with plain UNIX tools if you for some reason don't want to or
> can't use pass to access the store.
> Conversely, if you really think the minor metadata leak is a problem,
> tar up and gpg-encrypt your $PASSWORD_STORE_DIR and write a wrapper for
> pass that decrypts/untars it to /dev/shm and sets $PASSWORD_STORE_DIR
> appropriately, then cleans up after itself.

Or use something like ecryptfs.

Matthew Cengia
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