Windows implementation of passwordstore in pure batch

Kenny Evitt kenny.evitt at
Sun Feb 9 23:55:12 CET 2020

Nice job! Windows batch is a tough language to 'use in anger'! Bash isn't
easy either, but Windows Batch is a whole 'nother level of pain-in-the-ass:

 - windows - Batch character escaping - Stack Overflow

Pass DOES work in the Ubuntu app on Windows (formerly Bash on Ubuntu on
Windows, and several other names before that) but I couldn't implement
clipboard support *nicely*. Jason, the creator and maintainer of Pass,
didn't like the changes I came up with – they ARE ugly.

But, in case you or anyone else is interested, I maintain a 'soft fork'
with those changes on GitHub:

 - kenny-evitt/password-store-buw: Pass: The Standard Unix Password Manager
for Bash on Ubuntu on Windows

On Sun, Feb 9, 2020 at 4:19 PM Miquel Lionel <lionelmiquel at> wrote:

> Hello to all the password-store mailing list,
>   Seeing no satisfying command line alternatives for Windows on the
> page, I decided to quickly put together a batch script
> that mirrors my uses of pass on unix systems.
> It behaves like pass on most of cases, my preferred thing being the clip
> switch.
> So, it supports :
>         * making dirs in the password store
>         * tree like display of directory and content of theses
>         * inserting,deleting passwords and password directory, with or
> without prompts
>         * clipping a specific line of the password file
>         * PASSWORD_STORE_DIR and PASSWORD_STORE_KEY environnement
> variable, as they're the most important ones.
>         * .gpgid file to indicate which key to use in case of
>         * viewing passwords
> And I think that's all for the moment.
> There's still things to fix : can't have spaced password names, absolutely
> no security against shouldersurfing, and many other things that I didn't
> put my finger on yet.
> But it does the job for me.
> Kind regards,
> --
> Miquel Lionel <lionelmiquel at>
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