[pass] Simple password store

Kevin Lyda kevin at ie.suberic.net
Fri Jan 29 17:11:35 CET 2016

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 3:16 PM Dashamir Hoxha <dashohoxha at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 11:16 AM, Kevin Lyda <kevin at ie.suberic.net> wrote:
>> I have no idea why you want to do this since your shell already has
>> completion. Not sure of the win here.
> I want to ask user for the passphrase only once, save it in a variable,

I'll admit it, I lied. I guessed you were going to do something like that.

Just so I can sleep at night with a clean conscience, you're aware that is
a horribly bad idea to do, yes? There's a good chance your password could
end up in a swap file or in a core file. A root user can just do "ps
auxwwe". And I assume you're passing that password in via the command line
so a well timed ps by *any* user will get your password.

And generally all these issues are why symmetric encryption is a terrible
idea for this.

I get that you really want to do it. Just... it's a bad idea.

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