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PWSafe Cross Platform password management tool.

lucasepe profile image Luca Sepe ・2 min read

Cross Platform simple and secure password management from commandline.

https://github.com/lucasepe/pwsafe

Since the Password Safe file format is open-source and widely used, there are also compatible clients for many platforms.

You can choose to store all your passwords in a single encrypted master password database, or use multiple databases to further organize your passwords (work and home, for example).

Create a new password store (init)

| => pwsafe init -file test.dat
Secret phrase: *****
Secret phrase again: ***** 
👍 password store 'test.dat' successfully created

Add a new account info (push)

| => pwsafe push -file test.dat -url http://www.mysecretsite.com -user pinco.pallo@gmail.com -pass abbraadabbra "My Cool Site"
Secret phrase: *****
👍 record successfully pushed to store 'test.dat'

Show a summary of all records (list)

| => pwsafe list -file test.dat
Secret phrase: *****
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                         /Users/lucasepe/Temp/test.dat                         |
+--------------+----------+-----------------------+-----------------------------+
| TITLE        | CATEGORY | USERNAME              | URL                         |
+--------------+----------+-----------------------+-----------------------------+
| My Cool Site |          | pinco.pallo@gmail.com | http://www.mysecretsite.com |
+--------------+----------+-----------------------+-----------------------------+

Edit / Update a record (push)

| => pwsafe push -file test.dat -category Bank "My Cool Site"
Secret phrase: *****
👍 record successfully pushed to store 'test.dat'

View a record by it's title (pull)

| => pwsafe pull -file test.dat "my cool site"
Secret phrase: *****
+--------------------------------------------+
|       /Users/lucasepe/Temp/test.dat        |
+--------------------------------------------+
| TITLE        : My Cool Site                |
| GROUP        : Bank                        |
| URL          : http://www.mysecretsite.com |
| USERNAME     : pinco.pallo@gmail.com       |
| PASSWORD     : abbraadabbra                |
| NOTES        :                             |
| LAST UPDATED : 2019-29-05                  |
+--------------------------------------------+

Copy a specific field value to clipboard (clip)

Useful if you want to grab the password without showing the record content.

| => pwsafe clip -file test.dat "my cool site"
Secret phrase: *****
👍 check your clipboard for the content of the field 'pass'
  • by default the password value is copied to clipboard (-pass)
    • you can also specify -url or -user.

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