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Re: Pass password via environment variable
Unfortunately I can't make any comments about future release
plans. I think that it's ok for me to say that we're aware that
1.0.39 was a few years ago, and we're working towards a new
release with appropriate speed.
As with all security/privacy-related software, "appropriate speed"
means "with a great deal of caution". :)
On Tue, Sep 01, 2020 at 09:45:42AM -0300, Mauro Ciancio wrote:
> Hi Graham! Thanks for that!
> Any idea when the next Tarsnap client will be released?
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 2:05 PM Graham Percival <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Hi Mauro,
> > Not in the latest official tarball, 1.0.39. The NEWS.md file in
> > the git repository does list a new --passphrase-stdin option ,
> > which could be used with an environment var .
> > It might be worth mentioning that scrypt 1.3.1 (released last week
> > ) added a host of new password entry methods, including
> > --passphrase env:VARNAME
> >  https://github.com/Tarsnap/tarsnap/blob/master/NEWS.md
> >  something like `echo $VARNAME | tarsnap ...`
> >  http://mail.tarsnap.com/scrypt/msg00268.html
> > Cheers,
> > - Graham
> > On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 11:04:25AM -0300, Mauro Ciancio via tarsnap-users
> > wrote:
> > > Hi there!
> > > I couldn't find any hints by looking into the manual.
> > > Is there any way to pass a key password via an environment variable?
> > > Thanks!