Re: [dev] [dmenu] [PATCH] Added option to prompt for passwords

From: Eric Pruitt <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:22:20 -0700

On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 06:09:18PM +0200, Jan Christoph Ebersbach wrote:
> If dmenu could easily be used as a replacement for pinentry my desktop
> would suck a little less. I'm not aware of many other use cases for
> entering passwords. Is that possible with your patch?

The pinentry programs for GPG do more than pipe passwords. This patch
could probably be used to create a pinentry program or script that uses
dmenu, but I'm not sure exactly how to do that off the top of my head.
If you just want to use dmenu to enter passphrases and you have control
over how gpg is invoked (i.e. you're not using an inflexible front-end),
you could use "--passphrase-fd 0".


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