Fwd: Re: Fwd: Generate new password for multiline entries

tobias.public at posteo.de tobias.public at posteo.de
Fri Jan 27 22:32:01 CET 2017

Thanks for the advice about --in-place. Linuxmint 17.1 still comes with 
pass V1.4.2, so I did not find this option in the man page.

> The --in-place flag is a bit dangerous when you have to enter the old
> password before to generate the new one,
> The edit subcommand does not automatically generate a new password.
> So to hold it all together, I use a trivial two step  solution: first 
> with
> edit subcommand I manually add an empty line at the top of the file, 
> then
> with generate subcommand and --in-place flag i fill it.
> Is there any easier way?
In this case, pass could just echo the old password---that should solve 
this problem, right?

>> Shouldn't that be the default option? We could have a --replace-full 
>> (or
>> similar) flag if you really want to overwrite the whole thing.
+1 for --in-place being the default option when generating a password 
for an existing multiline entry.

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