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A bash script to handle Simple Password Store in a convenient way using rofi.



  • Open URLs of entries with hotkey

  • Add new Entries to Password Storage

  • Edit existing Entries

  • Generate new passwords for entries

  • Inline view, which can copy/type individual entries

  • Move/Delete existing entries

  • Support for different password stores (roots), e.g. to separate passwords for work from private passwords

  • Type any field from entry

  • Auto-typing of user and/or password fields. The format for password files should look like:

    user: MyUser
  • Auto-typing username based on path. The structure of your password store must be like:


    And you must set the default-autotype to 'path :tab pass'.

  • Auto-typing of more than one field, using the autotype entry:

    user: MyUser
    SomeField: foobar
    AnotherField: barfoo
    autotype: SomeField :tab user :tab AnotherField :tab pass

    You can use :tab, :enter, or :space here to type Tab, Enter, or Space (useful for toggling checkboxes) respectively. :otp will generate an OTP, either pass-otp(1) style, or according to the otp_method:, if it is defined.

  • Generating OTPs. The format for OTPs should either compatible with pass-otp(1):


    Or it should define a method for generating OTPs:

    otp_method: /opt/obscure-otp-generator/oog --some-option some args

    :delay will trigger a delay (2 seconds by default).

  • All hotkeys are configurable in the config file

  • The field names for user, url and autotype are configurable

  • Bookmarks mode (open stored URLs in browser, default: Alt+x)

  • Share common used passwords between several entries (with different URLs, usernames etc)



  • gnugrep
  • gawk


rofi-pass may read its configuration values from different locations in the following order:

  • ROFI_PASS_CONFIG (environment variable)
  • $HOME/.config/rofi-pass/config
  • /etc/rofi-pass.conf

rofi-pass only loads the first existing file. In case no config file exists, rofi-pass uses its internal default values. You can set the environment variable like this:

ROFI_PASS_CONFIG="$HOME/path/to/config" rofi-pass

For an example configuration please take a look at the included config.example file.



rofi-pass comes with a tiny helper script, which makes it easier to create new pass entries. Just run it with

addpass --name "My new Site" +user "zeltak" +branch "branch" +custom "foobar" +autotype "branch :tab user :tab pass"
  • First argument --name is mandatory. This will be the filename of the new password entry.
  • Second argument can be --root followed by absolute path to your password-store. addpass also uses root config setting from rofi-pass config file. If both are not found, PASSWORD_STORE_DIR variable is checked. If none of the above are found, the default location $HOME/.password-store is used.
  • --root can also be a colon separated list of directories, in which case you can navigate between them on the main menu with Shift+Left and Shift+Right.
  • Fieldnames are defined with + and the actual value is defined inside the quotations. You can add as many fields as you like

keepass2 import script

Also included is an import script for keepass2 databases. It's the same script that can be downloaded from the pass homepage, with some minor modifications to match rofi-pass structure.

csv exporter

Finally a script to export your pass database to csv is included. The resulting csv was tested in keepassxc.

Sharing passwords

Rofi-pass allows you to easily share common used passwords across multiple entries. For example, if you have an academic account which includes several services (such as a library, Salary, Student portal etc), all with different URL's, login forms etc. you can share one password across all of them. This is very handy when the passwords change annually. To use this function you need to add the following line instead of the password, referencing a pass file which holds the password:


where PATH is relative to your password-store.

And yes, you should slap your service provider for forcing you to share passwords across services.

User filename as user

If your password file has no user field you can ask rofi-pass to use the filename instead. For example with this password file path : web/ rofi-pass will user rms as your username. To get this, you need to set default_user to :filename in your configuration.


rofi pass prints garbage instead of my actual passes

Make sure to run setxkbmap <language> <variant> at the start of your Xorg session.


jreinert has written the roughly compatible tool autopass. It has less features, but definately saner code. Also he provided a nice little script called passed to change your fieldnames. link