Adding extra info when generating a password

Allan Odgaard lists+pass at
Sun Jun 21 04:40:13 CEST 2020

On 21 Jun 2020, at 4:07, Nils Andre wrote:

> Also `apg` already provides this functionality […]

On BSD/macOS there is also `pwgen`, so agree, the proposed functionality 
does not belong as a separate command in `pass`.

It would make more sense to remove password generation from `pass`, 
although with multiple commands for this, the overhead on standardizing 
the interface (to set password length, the inclusion or exclusion of 
certain symbols) would not be worth it, as `pass` currently just read n 
bytes from /dev/urandom (filtering out undesired characters).

The advantage of outsourcing password generation could be support for a 
“quirks” database¹ but that would require extracting the web site 
for which the password is being generated, and although many put this in 
the password path, there is no strict convention.


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