bug: blocking the whole computer in some cases

J Rt jean.rblt at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 12:17:00 CEST 2020

Ok, makes sense.

A 'more sophisticated' way would be to ask only once per key /
smartcard. But I guess this may be too much hazzle to implement
compared with the gain.

On Wed, Apr 1, 2020 at 12:10 PM Björn Fries <passlist at oern.de> wrote:
> Am 01.04.20 um 11:41 schrieb J Rt:
> > - I am using a smartcard for holding my private GPG key
> same here
> > - when calling pass grep without the card, my system is blocked, I can
> > do nothing to exit.
> > - both clicking ok and cancel in the question box asking if I can
> > insert smartard do not help.
> 'pass grep' opens every encrypted file to look for the searched pattern.
> pass doesn't know you use a smartcard for your private key. Every time
> you cancel the question box, pass invokes gpg for the next file and gpg
> asks again for your card.
> > - by contrast when doing a pass show for example without the card,
> > choosing cancel on the box asking to insert the card aborts and I get
> > my system back.
> Because pass then only invokes gpg once.
> Perhaps pass grep should stop after the first failure to decrypt a file,
> but I think this would be wrong, as it could be intented that in a
> shared passwordstore some files are not encrypted for a part of the
> different users.
> I would say [WONTFIX].

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