A single text file as password store database?

Lenz Weber mail at lenzw.de
Sat Jul 14 09:22:06 CEST 2018

Hi Hörmet,

Pass is intended to work with multiple files.

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On 07/13/2018 11:20 PM, Hörmetjan Yiltiz wrote:
> Hi all,
> I thought the `pass insert --multiline` command could be used to create
> something like this:
> ThisIsABadPassword
> login: myUserName
> url: example.com
> AnotherBadPassword
> login: myUserName
> url: *.google.com/*
> However, it seems that is not the case, and never is. I tried concatenating
> all the files that I imported to password store to a single line following
> the above structure (password, login username, url and a blank line), but
> `pass` doesn't seem to understand that. While I could still decrypt and
> encrypt it and manage it myself, that defeats the purpose of using `pass`
> to do it for me.
> Is a single file as a password sore database ever supported, or planned to
> be supported? I'd rather not leak information in a directory structure or
> through the file names. Also, gpg compression should work better when
> encrypting them all together; most usernames are shared, so the compression
> will take care of it before encryption. So it improves performance and
> security (something that barely goes together).
> p.s. I think this should've been discussed before but couldn't find
> anything related in the mailing list archives since last year (but didn't
> look even further).
> Best,
> Hörmet
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