KEEPASSXC(1) General Commands Manual KEEPASSXC(1)

keepassxc - a modern open-source password manager

keepassxc [options] [filename(s)]

KeePassXC is a free/open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. The complete database is always encrypted with the industry-standard AES (alias Rijndael) encryption algorithm using a 256 bit key. KeePassXC uses a database format that is compatible with KeePass Password Safe. Your wallet works offline and requires no Internet connection.

-h, --help

Displays this help.

-v, --version

Displays version information.

--config <config>

Path to a custom config file.

--keyfile <keyfile>

Key file of the database.


Read password of the database from stdin.


Displays debugging information.

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This manual page was originally written by Janek Bevendorff <>.

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Copyright (C) 2016-2020 KeePassXC Team <>

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, either version 2 or version 3. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


KeePassXC Team

2020-08-31 KeePassXC 2.7.9