[pass] Patch: ability to type out password automatically using xdotool

Anas Syed anas27 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 16:09:36 CET 2016

The problem with piping it to xdotool is it's tricky to add a delay that
works in all scenarios. If gpg-agent is running, meaning you don't need to
type out your password to decrypt your private key, then a simple sleep
chained to xdotool works fine. But if you have to type out your password,
then the "sleep" time is consumed while you type out the password, so you
don't get the same delay. Also it's a lot of extra typing, as opposed to
adding a single flag.

With regards to the choosing the window, I haven't looked into doing
anything like that, but it sounds possible (but tricky to get right across
all browsers and what not). Perhaps one could store extra information in
the password file about the title of the site, so that the appropriate
window is found (like a regex which matches on the site title). But this
sounds messy and platform dependent.

On 8 February 2016 at 14:55, Dashamir Hoxha <dashohoxha at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 3:45 PM, Anas Syed <anas27 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Whoops, forgot to hit reply all.
>> I focus the cursor in the browser before going to the terminal. Then I
>> open up the terminal and use pass. A single Alt-Tab after typing out the
>> command is all that's needed.
>> It works well for me, but of course other people may not like the idea.
> If you could tell `xdotool` which window (maybe based on title or url) and
> which fields to fill (username, password, etc.), then it would be a great
> tool. Otherwise, just piping the output of pass to xdotool could be OK.
> Have you tried it with piping?
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