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KeePassC is a curses-based password manager compatible to KeePass v.1.x and KeePassX
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KeePassC v.1.7.0

* License: GPL v3 or later
* Author: Karsten-Kai König <>
** License of MIT
** Author of Scott Hansen <firecat four one five three at gmail dot com>
** Github:
* Stable download:
* Website:
* Bug tracker:
* Git: git://

KeePassC is a password manager fully compatible to KeePass v.1.x and KeePassX. That is, your
password database is fully encrypted with AES.

KeePassC is written in Python 3 and comes with a curses-interface. It is completely controlled
with the keyboard.

Since v.1.6.0 network usage is implemented.


First check if Python 3 is executed on your system with 'python' (e.g. ArchLinux) or with 'python3' (e.g. Fedora). If the latter applies open bin/keepassc with an editor of your choice and edit the first line to '#!/usr/bin/env python3', if the former do nothing.

If all dependencies are fulfilled type 'python install' resp. 'python3 install' in the root directory of KeePassC.

Furthermore check if the directory /var/empty exists (normally it should but it seems that is doesn't on Debian and derivates). If not execute as root user 'mkdir -m 755 /var/empty'.

Some users had problems to install PyCrypto in the right way on Ubuntu. Maybe this bash-script could help (written for Debian/Ubuntu like system; thx to iwfmp):


if [[ -z `command -v keepassc` ]]; then
  sudo apt-get build-dep python-crypto
  githubRepos="dlitz/pycrypto raymontag/kppy raymontag/keepassc"
  for githubRepo in $githubRepos; do
    repoName=`echo ${githubRepo} | awk -F/ '{print $2}'`
    sudo git clone${githubRepo} $repoLocation
    cd $repoLocation
    sudo python3 build
    sudo python3 install

Start the program with 'keepassc'. To get help type 'F1' while KeePassC is executed and you will see usage
information to the current window (not in main menu).

For a short introduction have a look at Also use 'man keepassc'.

For help using the server have a look at, 'man keepassc-server' and 'man keepassc-agent'.

You can get help at any time by pressing F1 in the file or database browser.


* Python 3 (>= 3.3)
* kppy
* xsel (optional but necessary if you want to copy usernames and passwords to clipboard)
* A POSIX-compatible operating system

Copyright (C) 2012-2015 Karsten-Kai König <>

KeePassC 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.

KeePassC 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
KeePassC.  If not, see <>
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