[pass] [PATCH] "Diceware" password generation

Dashamir Hoxha dashohoxha at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 21:44:10 CET 2016

On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 9:01 PM, Santiago Borrazás <sanbor at gmail.com> wrote:

> There are mobile apps for pass out there. But I don't really want to
> install pass and have all my passwords in every device that I need to use a
> password. What I would like to have is bran-friendly passwords in case I
> have to copy-paste a password by hand.

Yes, I agree that having brain-friendly passwords can be useful in some
cases. But nothing prevents you to generate such a password with an
external tool (whatever) and then save this password on pass. You may also
be able to pipe the output of the password generation tool to `pass` and
try to automate or simplify the process.

What I was trying to explain is that you can also display the password that
is stored in pass in a camera friendly format (for example a 2D barcode),
and then use the camera or your smartphone to copy-paste it.

> On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 11:45 AM, Dashamir Hoxha <dashohoxha at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 6, 2016 at 8:31 PM, Santiago Borrazás <sanbor at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> An user case would be that you use pass in your computer, but
>>> occasionally you need some password in other devices like your kindle or
>>> your mobile phone. Then is useful to have a brain-friendly password to read
>>> and type in your phone, instead of carefully read and type a password like
>>> 3%.?a0W3xO?.
>> This could be a nice case for writing a small mobile app that reads a
>> barcode from the camera and copies it to clipboard for a short time. Then
>> you can pipe the output of pass to a program that converts it to a barcode,
>> and pick it up easily from the smartphone.
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