pass ln: for symlinks
aclopte at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 17:20:37 UTC 2022
On Mon, Feb 14, 2022 at 05:18:46PM -0800, Radon Rosborough wrote:
> 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 gmail.com> 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: stackoverflow.com, stackexchange.com, askubuntu.com, etc.)
> > My current workflow is to go into ~/.password-store and create
> > symlinks manually, e.g. 'ln -s stackoverflow.com
> > ~/.password-store/askubuntu.com'. 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.
That makes a ton of sense, I also like this feature.
> > 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
right, we should probably forbid creation of a symlink that escapes from
> > 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 , and in 2020 a
> > patch was submitted but apparently never merged .
> > 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
> > https://github.com/raxod502
> > P.S. My email configuration filters out mailing lists, so I'd love it if you
> > could cc me on replies to this thread.
> > : https://lists.zx2c4.com/pipermail/password-store/2015-August/001687.html
> > : https://lists.zx2c4.com/pipermail/password-store/2020-January/003879.html
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