I use xterm as my terminal emulator and pass as my main password store. Usually xterm pastes from the primary selection (middle click or C-Insert). Read this thread for further information. I like xterms standard behavior as well and I am not willing to change it just to make it work with pass. To paste my passwords in xterm I use following workaround:
pass foobar/baz/bar | xclip
Above example pipes the output of pass (password for foobar/baz/bar in cleartext) to xclip, which writes it to the primary selection as default (
man xclip). Middle click and C-Insert paste the password as expected.
Another solution is described in the ArchWiki:
If you use this approach,
pass -c will now copy to the primary selection but still outputs
"Copied foobar/baz/bar to clipboard. Will clear in 45 seconds.".
Maybe I am going to work on a patch. An new option
--primary would indeed be my favorite solution…
If you have any questions, suggestions, thoughts and comments please feel free to email me.
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