GOPASS(1) User Commands GOPASS(1)

gopass - The standard Unix password manager

gopass [global options] command [command options] [,arguments...]

-C, Copy the password and show everything
Print specific characters from the secret
-c, Copy the password value into the clipboard
-n, Do not parse the output.
-o, Display only the password. Takes precedence over all other flags.
Print the password as a QR Code
-r, Show a past revision. Does NOT support RCS specific shortcuts. Use exact revision or -<N> to select the Nth oldest revision of this entry.
-u, --force, -f, Display unsafe content (e.g. the password) even if safecontent is enabled
-y, Always answer yes to yes/no questions

age commands

Built-in commands for the age backend. These allow limited interactions with the gopass specific age identities.

Print domain aliases

Print defined domain aliases.

Decrypt all secrets and scan for weak or leaked passwords

This command decrypts all secrets and checks for common flaws and (optionally) against a list of previously leaked passwords.

Flags

Report only entries that failed validation. Default: false (reports all)
Output format. text, csv or html. Default: text
-o, Output filename. Used for csv and html
HTML template. If not set use the built-in default.

Decode and print content of a binary secret to stdout, or encode and insert from stdin

This command is similar to the way cat works on the command line. It can either be used to retrieve the decoded content of a secret similar to 'cat file' or vice versa to encode the content from STDIN to a secret.

Clone a password store from a git repository

This command clones an existing password store from a git remote to a local password store. Can be either used to initialize a new root store or to add a new mounted sub-store. Needs at least one argument (git URL) to clone from. Accepts a second argument (mount location) to clone and mount a sub-store, e.g. 'gopass clone git@example.com/store.git foo/bar'

Flags

Check for valid decryption keys. Generate new keys if none are found.
Select crypto backend [age gpgcli plain]
Path to clone the repo to
Select storage backend [fossilfs gitfs]

Display and edit the configuration file

This command allows for easy printing and editing of the configuration. Without argument, the entire config is printed. With a single argument, a single key can be printed. With two arguments a setting specified by key can be set to value.

Flags

Set options to a specific store

Convert a store to different backends

Convert a store to a different set of backends

Flags

Which crypto backend? [age gpgcli plain]
--move,
Replace store?
Which storage backend? [fossilfs fs gitfs]
Specify which store to convert

Copy secrets from one location to another

This command copies an existing secret in the store to another location. This also works across different sub-stores. If the source is a directory it will automatically copy recursively. In that case, the source directory is re-created at the destination if no trailing slash is found, otherwise the contents are flattened (similar to rsync).

Flags

-f, Force to copy the secret and overwrite existing one

Easy creation of new secrets

This command starts a wizard to aid in creation of new secrets.

Flags

-f, Force path selection
-s, Which store to use

Remove one or many secrets from the store

This command removes secrets. It can work recursively on folders. Recursing across stores is purposefully not supported.

Flags

-f, Force to delete the secret
-r, Recursive delete files and folders

Edit new or existing secrets

Use this command to insert a new secret or edit an existing one using your $EDITOR. It will attempt to create a secure temporary directory for storing your secret while the editor is accessing it. Please make sure your editor doesn't leak sensitive data to other locations while editing. Note: If $EDITOR is not set we will try 'editor'. If that's not available either we fall back to 'vi'. Consider using 'update-alternatives --config editor to change the defaults.

Flags

--create,
-c, Create a new secret if none found
-e, Use this editor binary

Run a subprocess with a pre-populated environment

This command runs a sub process with the environment populated from the keys of a secret.

Flags

--kc, Do not capitalize the environment variable and instead retain the original capitalization

Search for secrets

This command will first attempt a simple pattern match on the name of the secret. If there is an exact match it will be shown directly; if there are multiple matches, a selection will be shown.

Flags

-u, --force, -f, In the case of an exact match, display the password even if safecontent is enabled

Check store integrity

Check the integrity of the given sub-store or all stores if none are specified. Will automatically fix all issues found.

Flags

Decrypt and reencryt during fsck.

Copy files from or to the password store

This command either reads a file from the filesystem and writes the encoded and encrypted version in the store or it decrypts and decodes a secret and writes the result to a file. Either source or destination must be a file and the other one a secret. If you want the source to be securely removed after copying, use 'gopass binary move'

Move files from or to the password store

This command either reads a file from the filesystem and writes the encoded and encrypted version in the store or it decrypts and decodes a secret and writes the result to a file. Either source or destination must be a file and the other one a secret. The source will be wiped from disk or from the store after it has been copied successfully and validated. If you don't want the source to be removed use 'gopass binary copy'

Generate a new password

Dialog to generate a new password and write it into a new or existing secret. By default, the new password will replace the first line of an existing secret (or create a new one).

Flags

-c, Copy the generated password to the clipboard
--edit,
-e, Open secret for editing after generating a password
-f, Force to overwrite existing password
-t, Force full re-generation, incl. evaluation of templates. Will overwrite the entire secret!
-g, Choose a password generator, use one of: cryptic, memorable, xkcd or external. Default: cryptic
--xkcdlang, --xl, Language to generate password from, currently only en (english, default) or de are supported
-p, Print the generated password to the terminal
--xkcdsep, --xs, Word separator for generated passwords. If no separator is specified, the words are combined without spaces/separator and the first character of words is capitalised.
Require strict character class rules
-s, Use symbols in the password

Run a git command inside a password store: gopass git [--store=<store>] <git-command>

If the password store is a git repository, execute a git command specified by git-command-args.

Flags

Store to operate on

Search for secrets files containing search-string when decrypted.

This command decrypts all secrets and performs a pattern matching on the content.

Flags

-r, Interpret pattern as RE2 regular expression

Show password history

Display the change history for a secret

Flags

-p, Include passwords in output

Initialize new password store.

Initialize new password storage and use gpg-id for encryption.

Flags

Select crypto backend [age gpgcli plain]
-p, Set the sub-store path to operate on
Select storage backend [fossilfs fs gitfs]
-s, Set the name of the sub-store

Insert a new secret

Insert a new secret. Optionally, echo the secret back to the console during entry. Or, optionally, the entry may be multiline. Prompt before overwriting existing secret unless forced.

Flags

-a, Append data read from STDIN to existing data
-e, Display secret while typing
-f, Overwrite any existing secret and do not prompt to confirm recipients
-m, Insert using $EDITOR

Create a symlink

This command creates a symlink from one entry in a mounted store to another entry. Important: Does not cross mounts!

List existing secrets

This command will list all existing secrets. Provide a folder prefix to list only certain subfolders of the store.

Flags

-f, Print a flat list
-d, Print a flat list of folders
-l, Display no more than this many levels of the tree
-s, Strip this prefix from filtered entries

Merge multiple secrets into one

This command implements a merge workflow to help deduplicate secrets. It requires exactly one destination (may already exist) and at least one source (must exist, can be multiple). gopass will then merge all entries into one, drop into an editor, save the result and remove all merged entries.

Flags

--delete,
-d, Remove merged entries
-f, Skip editor, merge entries unattended

Edit mounted stores

This command displays all mounted password stores. It offers several subcommands to create or remove mounts.

Move secrets from one location to another

This command moves a secret from one path to another. This also works across different sub-stores. If the source is a directory, the source directory is re-created at the destination if no trailing slash is found, otherwise the contents are flattened (similar to rsync).

Flags

-f, Force to move the secret and overwrite existing one

Generate time- or hmac-based tokens

Tries to parse an OTP URL (otpauth://). URL can be TOTP or HOTP. The URL can be provided on its own line or on a key value line with a key named 'totp'.

Flags

-c, Copy the time-based token into the clipboard
-o, Only display the token
-q, Write QR code to FILE

Process a template file

This command processes a template file. It will read the template file and replace all variables with their values.

Generate passwords

Print any number of password to the console. The optional length parameter specifies the length of each password.

Flags

-B, Do not include characters that could be easily confused with each other, like '1' and 'l' or '0' and 'O'
--xkcdlang, --xl, Language to generate password from, currently only en (english, default) or de are supported
-A, Do not include capital letter in the generated passwords.
-0, Do not include numerals in the generated passwords.
-1, Print one password per line
--xkcdsep, --xs, Word separator for generated xkcd style password. If no separator is specified, the words are combined without spaces/separator and the first character of words is capitalised. This flag implies -xkcd
-y, Include at least one symbol in the password.
-x, Use multiple random english words combined to a password. By default, space is used as separator and all words are lowercase

Run a RCS command inside a password store

If the password store is a git repository, execute a git command specified by git-command-args.

Edit recipient permissions

This command displays all existing recipients for all mounted stores. The subcommands allow adding or removing recipients.

Flags

Pretty print recipients

Initialize a new password store

This command is automatically invoked if gopass is started without any existing password store. This command exists so users can be provided with simple one-command setup instructions.

Flags

--alias,
Local mount point for the given remote
--create,
Create a new team (default: false, i.e. join an existing team)
Select crypto backend [age gpgcli plain]
EMail for unattended GPG key generation
Firstname and Lastname for unattended GPG key generation
URL to a git remote, will attempt to join this team
Select storage backend [fossilfs fs gitfs]

Display the content of a secret

Show an existing secret and optionally put its first line on the clipboard. If put on the clipboard, it will be cleared after 45 seconds.

Flags

-C, Copy the password and show everything
Print specific characters from the secret
-c, Copy the password value into the clipboard
-n, Do not parse the output.
-o, Display only the password. Takes precedence over all other flags.
Print the password as a QR Code
-r, Show a past revision. Does NOT support RCS specific shortcuts. Use exact revision or -<N> to select the Nth oldest revision of this entry.
-u, --force, -f, Display unsafe content (e.g. the password) even if safecontent is enabled
-y, Always answer yes to yes/no questions

Compute the SHA256 checksum

This command decodes an Base64 encoded secret and computes the SHA256 checksum over the decoded data. This is useful to verify the integrity of an inserted secret.

Sync all local stores with their remotes

Sync all local stores with their git remotes, if any, and check any possibly affected gpg keys.

Flags

-s, Select the store to sync

Edit templates

List existing templates in the password store and allow for editing and creating them.

Internal command to clear clipboard

Clear the clipboard if the content matches the checksum.

Flags

Clear clipboard even if checksum mismatches
Time to wait

Check for updates

This command checks for gopass updates at GitHub and automatically downloads and installs any missing update.

Display version

This command displays version and build time information.

Report bugs to https://github.com/gopasspw/gopass/issues/new

Copyright © 2021 Gopass Authors This program is free software; you may redistribute it under the terms of the MIT license. This program has absolutely no warranty.

January 2023 gopass (github.com/gopasspw/gopass) 1.15.3