[PATCH] Add XDG Base Directory support
lists+pass at simplit.com
Wed May 27 02:02:46 CEST 2020
On 22 May 2020, at 4:26, Nicolai Dagestad wrote:
> If people can take a look at this and see if it breaks something we
> maybe advance a little on this debat.
The way you find the password store is inconsistent across these
Some will check `~/.password-store` even when `PASSWORD_STORE_DIR` is
set, others will not.
Some will check `~/.local/share/password-store` even when
`XDG_DATA_HOME` is set, others will not.
This idea about migrating to XDG Base Directory with backwards
compatibility seems messy: The great thing about `pass` is the
simplicity of the password storage, in this patch, the fish completion
file now use a 12 line helper function to find the location of where
files are stored.
I would suggest:
1. Write an exact specification of how one should obtain the password
2. Add a `prefix` command to `pass` that output this directory, and use
in the helper scripts.
3. For helper scripts that cannot call `$(pass prefix)`: write the
simplest possible code to obtain the directory (conformant to the
specification) and use that consistently across them all.
Regarding the first item: It should also cover the case where no
directory is found, i.e. what would `pass init` use?
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