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pass: the Unix Password Manager

2021-10-05 #linux

pass is a simple command-line password manager following the Unix philosophy.

It encrypts passwords with gpg and stores them in the file system. It has git integration so one can track the password versioning and synchronize the password store with a git repository. It has clients across different platforms and applications, including Android, iOS, Chrome, Firefox, and also Emacs! I know this tool probably from its Emacs doc.

pass is nice and all, but I don’t find a strong reason to use it or switch from BitWarden, which is also open while not requiring me to set up gpg on the phone and browser.