[PATCH 0/6] Add new option: --next-clip,-C for commands: `generate`,`show` that will enable using an alternative clipboard than the default

Doron Behar doron.behar at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 09:44:14 CET 2018

On Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 11:36:29PM +0000, Tobias Girstmair wrote:
> I'm confused as to why this patch comes to be. Using the env.var works quite well to set which selection pass shall use. (e.g. `PASSWORD_STORE_X_SELECTION=primary pass -c git` puts my git password into the primary (== middle click) selection as expected)

This patch is necessary in my view because if you want to put a password
in the `PRIMARY` clipboard, typing `$PASSWORD_STORE_X_SELECTION` is a
lot to type and having this env.var as the only option that can affect
this is not comfortable enough.
I didn't suggest that this method is not working.

> about the patch itself:
> - renaming the env.var seems (to me) more trouble than it's worth, as it'll break many `.${SHELL}rc` files, while not providing much extra value
You are right, I gave it some more thought after I sent the patch and I
agree that the env.var name doesn't really have to change, I just
thought to myself that in it's new effect the new name reflects it's
purpose better.
> - the parameter `--next-clip` isn't named self-explainatory (why not something with `primary` in the name?)
I've just talked about it with Radon Rosborough <radon.neon at gmail.com>
and after giving it a second thought, perhaps naming the new options
`-p,--prim` is better and this way we don't need
> - I have to admit that i've just glanced over that patch, but are you `shift`ing out the argument? I've noticed for example "Copied $2 "... changing into "Copied $3"...
Yes I do, in the current version of the patch, `clip()` accepts 3

> I'm against this patch, mostly because I believe that most people are just using one of the two clipboards/selections, and that is better set using an alias. (I'd be glad to be proven wrong through)

I'm using `pass` mostly for websites and for some desktop passwords as
well. When I use it for shell programs on a terminal emulator (Urxvt in
my case), I occasionally need to enter a password in a prompt and the
PRIMARY clipboard is respected with Shift-Insert which is the keybinding
I'm most used to.

> -- 
> greetings, tobias
> Doron Behar <doron.behar at gmail.com> schrieb am 20:40 Mittwoch, 7.Februar 2018:
> A few days ago I asked in this mailing list whether anyone would be
> interested in a new option for `cmd_show()` (the default command) and
> `cmd_generate()` that will enable users to use the **non-default**
> clipboard in these commands - meaning that if someone usually uses the
> `clipboard` selection, with the new option he will be able to use
> `primary`.
> In this implementation I added the options `-C,--next-clip` to the
> commands `cmd_show()` `cmd_generate()`.
> In addition, I changed the environmental variable
> because after these changes, (since the clipboard can be changed in the
> command line) an environmental variable like this should tell `pass`
> only the *default* choice. If backwards incompatibility is a problem in
> my implementation I guess we can revert and use the old environmental
> variable.
> There is still some work left to do - documentation and shell
> completion, but I would like to know your responses before completing
> these tasks.
> Commits summary:
> Doron Behar (6):
>   Don't evaluate a global X_SELECTION variable.
>   Decide what clipboard to use in `clip()`.
>   Add all of `nextclip` variable where relevant.
>   Add the new option to `getopt`'s invocations.
>   Add new option to usage.
>   Small fix to `cmd_show()` getopt usage.
> src/password-store.sh | 56 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++----------------
> 1 file changed, 39 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
> -- 
> 2.16.1
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