pass: password manager with git integration

emailLinux has some good GUI based password managers like KeePassX. However, to keep things simpler, you can try out the cmdline password manager – pass. Though it is easy to use for basic needs, it can be a powerhouse if you want more control.


  • Operates from the cmdline
  • GnuPG encryption
  • Add, delete, read saved passwords
  • Git integration to access the passwords from anywhere (a bad idea)
  • bash completion enabled for easy usage
  • iOS app, a Firefox plugin, a dmenu script and an emacs package from the community
  • Can be installed easily on any Linux variant


Pass has minimal dependencies on git, gnupg2 and pwgen packages. To install pass on Ubuntu, run:

$ sudo apt-get install pass
$ echo "source /etc/bash_completion.d/password-store" >> ~/.bashrc

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