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Re: [O] An org password manager

From: Ramon Diaz-Uriarte
Subject: Re: [O] An org password manager
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 10:20:08 +0200
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Dear Colin,

On Sun, 11-05-2014, at 15:56, Colin Baxter <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> You can ensure a gpg buffer doesn't leave any traces by using a
> minor-mode called "sensitive" which disables backups and auto-save. The code 
> is
> available on the Internet, but I'll post it here if anyone is
> interested.

Thanks, I did not know about that, but I think google found it. Are you
referring to


which was also mentioned in, say,




> Best wishes,
> Colin.
>> Dear Jorge,
>> Neat!! Thanks for providing the details.
>> I've been using a somewhat similar approach with a lot less functionality
>> for a few years, but as I reported in the org email list, something I find
>> unsettling is that if an encrypted buffer is killed right when it is being
>> opened (when you just typed the password ---sure, low probability, but not
>> zero), part of the contents of the encrypted buffer are left, as plain
>> text, in other buffer(s).
>> I reported this here
>> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-orgmode/2011-12/msg00841.html
>> and I still experience the problem (I just try it not to happen). Is
>> this not affecting you at all? I'd have thought it would, since you are
>> also using a timer to kill the buffer, and it could fire right after you
>> enter the password.
>> Best,
>> R.
>> On Sun, 11-05-2014, at 07:21, Jorge A. Alfaro-Murillo
>> <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Hi! I have been using org for managing passwords for a some time now. In
>>> case someone is interested, the code is in:
>>> https://bitbucket.org/alfaromurillo/org-passwords.el
>>> To consult the database, the code provides a function to open the Org
>>> file with the passwords in Read-Only mode, sets a timer after which the
>>> buffer is killed and provides functions for copying the password without
>>> it getting into the kill-ring. It also provides two types of functions
>>> for generating passwords: strings of random characters, and random words
>>> of the correcthorsebatterystaple-type. The README file in bitbucket has
>>> detailed information about the usage.
>>> If there is interest from the community this can also go to /contrib.
>>> Best,
>>> Jorge.

Ramon Diaz-Uriarte
Department of Biochemistry, Lab B-25
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Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 
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