I am looking for a password manager for a command-line Unix environment. So far all I can find are keyring applications for Windows, Linux, and Mac. But no command-line Unix interfaces.

My main goal is to be able to access a password keyring through an SSH connection to a machine that has no graphical user interface. If there are no good unix password keyrings out there, what would be a better way to store personal passwords in a central location?

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    You don't want to run a X server on your local system? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Dec 21 '10 at 5:43
  • No, I want the ability to run Putty off my flash drive and execute a single command so I don't have to install an X server on a windows machine. – Phil Dec 21 '10 at 21:25

I tend to just use gpg encrypted files. You can make your encrypted files available over nfs or distribute them via rsync. You could also go with a pull model and distribute it with svn or git or whatever vcs you prefer. Just make sure you have a good secure passphrase if you're distributing them at all. You may also want to look into gpg-agent.


I have used pwsafe it has problems with usability, but does the job.

There is also a cpm, but i have not tested it. Using KeePass in console is also possible.

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