bug: blocking the whole computer in some cases

Lenz Weber mail at lenzw.de
Wed Apr 1 12:20:16 CEST 2020

The "asking" is done by gpg, pass has no way to check (or prevent) if
any asking is done.

On 4/1/20 12:17 PM, J Rt wrote:
> 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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