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gopass(1)

Alexandre Viau

gopass

The slightly more awesome standard unix password manager for teams.

NAME

gopass - stores, retrieves, generates, and synchronizes passwords securely

SYNOPSIS

gopass [ COMMAND ] [ OPTIONS ]... [ ARGS ]...

DESCRIPTION

gopass is a very simple password store that keeps passwords inside gpg2(1) encrypted files inside a simple directory tree residing at ~/.password-store. The gopass utility provides a series of commands for manipulating the password store, allowing the user to add, remove, edit, synchronize, generate, and manipulate passwords.
If no COMMAND is specified, COMMAND defaults to either show or ls, depending on the type of specifier in ARGS. Otherwise COMMAND must be one of the valid commands listed below.
Several of the commands below rely on or provide additional functionality if the password store directory is also a git repository. If the password store directory is a git repository, all password store modification commands will cause a corresponding git commit. git(1).
The init command must be run before other commands in order to initialize the password store with the correct gpg key id. Passwords are encrypting using the gpg key set with init.
There is a corresponding bash completion script for use with tab completing password names in bash(1).

COMMANDS

init [ --path=path, -p path ] gpg-id...
Initialize new password storage and use gpg-id for encryption. This command must be run first before a password store can be used. Note that use of gpg-agent(1) is recommended so that the batch decryption does not require as much user intervention.
ls subfolder
List names of passwords inside the tree at subfolder by using the tree(1) program. This command is alternatively named list.
grep search-string
Searches inside each decrypted password file for search-string, and displays line containing matched string along with filename.
find pass-names...
List names of passwords inside the tree that match pass-names by using the tree(1) program. This command is alternatively named search.
show pass-name
Decrypt and print a password named pass-name.
insert [ --multiline, -m ] [ --force, -f ] pass-name
Insert a new password into the password store called pass-name. This will read the new password from standard in. If --multiline or -m is specified, an editor will be opened for you to type the password. Otherwise, only a single line from standard in is read. Prompt before overwriting an existing password, unless --force or -f is specified. This command is alternatively named add.
edit pass-name
Edit an existing password using the default text editor specified by the environment variable EDITOR or using editor as a fallback. This mode makes use of temporary files for editing.
generate [ --no-symbols, -n ] [ --force, -f ] pass-name pass-length
Generate a new password of length pass-length and insert into pass-name. If --no-symbols or -n is specified, do not use any non-alphanumeric characters in the generated password. Prompt before overwriting an existing password, unless --force or -f is specified.
rm [ --recursive, -r ] [ --force, -f ] pass-name
Remove the password named pass-name from the password store. This command is alternatively named remove or delete. If --recursive or -r is specified, delete pass-name recursively if it is a directory. If --force or -f is specified, do not interactively prompt before removal.
mv [ --force, -f ] old-path new-path
Renames the password or directory named old-path to new-path. This command is alternatively named rename. If --force is specified, silently overwrite new-path if it exists. If new-path ends in a trailing /, it is always treated as a directory.
cp [ --force, -f ] old-path new-path
Copies the password or directory named old-path to new-path. This command is alternatively named copy. If --force is specified, silently overwrite new-path if it exists. If new-path ends in a trailing /, it is always treated as a directory.
git git-command-args...
If the password store is a git repository, pass git-command-args as arguments to git(1) using the password store as the git repository. If git-command-args is init, in addition to initializing the git repository, add the current contents of the password store to the repository in an initial commit.
help Show usage message.
version
Show version information.

FILES

~/.password-store
The default password storage directory.
~/.password-store/.gpg-id
Contains the default gpg key identification used for encryption and decryption. Multiple gpg keys may be specified in this file, one per line.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

PASSWORD_STORE_DIR
Overrides the default password storage directory.
EDITOR Text editor to use.

SEE ALSO

AUTHOR

gopass was written by Alexandre Viau For updates and more information, a project page is available on the World Wide Web
pass was written by Jason A. Donenfeld For updates and more information, a project page is available on the World Wide Web

COPYING

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.
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