Linux: pass show not showing the secret

Amit Saha at
Sat Nov 6 23:37:57 UTC 2021

On Sun, Nov 7, 2021 at 10:13 AM Amit Saha < at> wrote:
> Hi all, a fairly new user of pass. I am using a git store for my
> passwords. I started using MacOS and have been using it on a single
> computer.
> Now, I have set pass up on a second system (Linux), and using the
> 1.7.3 version on Ubuntu, when I do "pass show" one of the existing
> passwords, the Gpg dialog pops up, I put in the password, then there
> is no output. However, I can "pass insert" a new password on the same
> system, and then "pass show" shows the secret.
> I can go back to the other computer, and I can see the secret I
> created on the Linux system.
> I have used my existing gpg keys to encrypt and decrypt a file successfully.
> Not sure how to  best debug. Any suggestions would be helpful.

I tried using --clip:

$ pass show --clip <pass word name>
There is no password to put on the clipboard at line 1.

So, I suppose the decryption process is not working?

> Thanks,
> Amit.

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