A command line application that can store and retrieve passwords from an encrypted file.
Based on 'Tutorial: Build your own password safe with Ruby!' at http://rbjl.net/41-tutorial-build-your-own-password-safe-with-ruby which won't run on my machine. So rather than try to fix it, I decided to build my own, with an actual attempt at testing/BDD. This was primarily done for my own education, tips/suggestions are welcome.
NOTE This gem is currently in alpha, if you'd like to try it and make suggestions feel free but please do not store valuble information in it yet.
Passwords are stored in a safefile, this file defaults to .safefile in the user's home directory. If you wish to customize, this set an environment variable $SAFEFILE with the absolute path to the file you wish to use.
password add name password
Use passwordsafe to add a password with NAME to the safe. The utility will prompt for a master password to use to encrypt the file. Do NOT loose your master password, it is unrecoverable!
password change name password
Change an existing named password to this new password.
password generate name [--length, -l]
Generate a new password with name, accepts an optional length argument.
If an environment variable
PW_LENGTH has been set, it will be used as
default unless a length option has been passed.
password get name
Use passwordsafe to retrive an existing password out of your safe. The utility will prompt for a master password.
List all the existing password names in the safe.
password remove name
Remove an existing password from your safe.
- polarblau https://github.com/polarblau
Note on Patches/Pull Requests
- Fork the project.
- Make your feature addition or bug fix.
- Add tests for it. I won't accept pull requests without at least specs, features get you bonus points.
- Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
- Send me a pull request.
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