[pass] Simple password store

Thomas Levine _ at thomaslevine.com
Thu Jan 28 21:38:45 CET 2016

This should get you started on the subshell.

  printf pass\>
  read command
  echo "You typed '$command'."

Then parse $command and pass the arguments to a function.

If you assume that arguments contain no spaces and you like
living life on the edge, you can just run $command:

  while true; do
    printf pass\>
    read command
    function_that_does_everything $command

On 28 Jan 21:14, Dashamir Hoxha wrote:
> Hi,
> I have started a fork of 'password-store', called 'simple-password-store':
>  - https://github.com/dashohoxha/simple-password-store
> One of the main changes is the removal of dependency on gpg keys
> and on gpg-agent
> Another change is that the whole directory is encrypted, instead of
> each individual password file.
> The git functionality is still there, but it mainly serves as a log
> of the history of changes (not to synchronize with remote sites).
> Synchronization with a remote site can be done manually with
> scp, rsync etc. and its aim is to backup/restore, rather than
> sharing with other people.
> So, the functionality of sharing passwords with other people is lost.
> Also, you cannot use a gpg smartcard for authentication.
> Everything else is pretty much the same as with password-store.
> I call it 'simple' because it is not as powerfull as password-store
> (when you need to share your passwords with other people, etc.)
> But you don't have to create and maintain private keys in order to
> store your passwords, so hopefully its usage will be simpler.
> And I also hope that the code is a bit simpler to understand
> (due to removing advanced features and asymmetric encryption).
> It also does not use gpg-agent. This means that you have to
> give the passphrase each time that you run a command, and
> this may be kind of a drawback. However if we run a subshell
> inside the script it should be possible to give the passphrase
> only once and then  run as many commands as needed.
> I mean something like this:
> $ pass shell
> pass> ls
> . . . . .
> pass> add Business/cheese-wiz-factory
> . . . . .
> pass> show Business/cheese-wiz-factory
> xyz
> pass> show test1/test2
> abc
> pass> exit
> $
> I have started it here:
>  - https://github.com/dashohoxha/simple-password-store/pull/4
> But I need some help with implementing a subshell like this.
> Can somebody show me any example like this?
> Thanks,
> Dashamir
> P.s. I hope that you don't mind that I am using the mailing list
> of password-store to discuss about simple-password-store,
> but they are very much related to each-other, and if there are
> any people interested about it, either they are here or nowhere else.

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