pass ln: for symlinks

Radon Rosborough radon.neon at
Tue Feb 15 01:18:46 UTC 2022

Since my last message (quoted below) didn't receive any replies for a
few weeks, I'm assuming contributions would not be accepted for the
feature I described. But let me know if that's a bad assumption on my

On Fri, Jan 28, 2022 at 8:56 PM Radon Rosborough <radon.neon at> wrote:
> Hi friends,
> I've used Pass for several years and I've always wanted a 'pass ln'
> command, for creating symlinks within the password store. This is
> useful when the same website uses multiple separate domains, which
> should be treated interchangeably for the sake of password management.
> (Example:,,, etc.)
> My current workflow is to go into ~/.password-store and create
> symlinks manually, e.g. 'ln -s
> ~/.password-store/'. Once symlinks are created, they work
> exactly as expected for autocompletion, both at the command line and
> in all the clients I use, including Browserpass and the Android app.
> The only inconvenience is I have to create the symlink and make a
> commit manually.
> My proposed new subcommand would go like 'pass ln [--force,-f]
> old-path new-path', and it would have just about the same semantics as
> 'pass mv' or 'pass cp', except that it would make sure to always
> create relative symlinks to avoid accidentally depending on the
> location of the user's home directory or anything like that. The
> advantage would be correct autocompletion while making the symlink,
> and integration with Git like for the other Pass subcommands.
> I see that an idea like (or the same as) this was first brought up in
> 2015 and briefly discussed, but never implemented [1], and in 2020 a
> patch was submitted but apparently never merged [2].
> I'd be happy to spend some time seeing this feature through to its
> finish, including adding tests and completion scripts if desired.
> Would such a contribution be accepted? If so, I'll follow up with a
> patch for feedback.
> Best regards,
> Radon Rosborough
> P.S. My email configuration filters out mailing lists, so I'd love it if you
> could cc me on replies to this thread.
> [1]:
> [2]:

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