[pass] Setup for multiple password stores

Lenz Weber mail at lenzw.de
Tue Feb 9 09:14:02 CET 2016

I have a patch on the shelf that should make pass behave much better
with subrepositories.

I'll go search it this evening and send it to you, I would be happy
about feedback.


On 08.02.2016 19:51, Adam Liter wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm wondering what setup folks use for having multiple password
> stores, particularly when one of those password stores is shared
> between multiple people.
> Currently, I'm using a .git directory inside of ~/.password-store that
> has git submodules.
> For example, I currently have the following directory structure:
>     ├─ .password-store
>         ├─ personal
>         └─ collaborative-project
> where personal is my personal store of passwords and
> collaborative-project contains passwords for a project that I'm
> working on with somebody else. Both of these are submodules of the
> top-level git directory so that the collaborative-project—but not the
> personal—repository can be shared with somebody else via git cloning,
> pushing, and pulling from/to a cloud-hosted git repository.
> However, this setup causes the automatic git committing that pass does
> to break. For example, running:
>     pass generate personal/asdf 22
> produces:
>     fatal: Pathspec
> '/Users/adamliter/.password-store/personal/asdf.gpg' is in submodule
> 'personal'
>     The generated password for personal/asdf is:
>     py?Je17K6Bfs|Pj at qspgE1
> So it does generate the password, but the git commits are not
> correctly written.
> Currently, I'm just manually committing things myself, but I'm
> wondering if there is a better setup or workflow to deal with this
> sort of situation.
> Thanks!
> (And thanks, Jason, for an awesome password manager! :) )
> -Adam
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