kwalletcli_getpin - command line interface to pinentry
kwalletcli_getpin [-q] [-E | -e errortext] [-b | -p prompt] [-t desctext]
The kwalletcli_getpin utility is a shell wrapper speaking to pinentry
using the Assuan protocol. It will ask the user for a password and print
it, without any trailing newline, to standard output.
If PINENTRY is not empty but points to a non-existing or failing
programme, pinentry is not called. Instead, xmessage(1) is used for
boolean queries if DISPLAY is set; otherwise, kwalletcli_getpin uses
simple terminal I/O on GPG_TTY.
The options are as follows:
-b Ask for a confirmation (boolean) instead of a passphrase.
-E Unset a previously set error text.
-E errtxt Set the error text to errtxt, displaying a dialogue box with
a red X icon indicating that this is a retry question.
-p prompt Set the small descriptive text shown in front of the input
field (“the Prompt”) to prompt.
-q Be more quiet.
-t desctxt Set the descriptive text (the input challenge) to desctxt.
All input and output is assumed to be in UTF-8.
The kwalletcli_getpin utility exits 0 on success, 1 if the password input
was cancelled by the user, or >1 if an error occurred. Confirmation
(boolean) error codes are 0 for Yes, 1 for No, or >1 if an error
DISPLAY If not set, pass current terminal information to pinentry.
GPG_TERM Terminal type of the current tty. Defaults to the value of
the environment variable TERM, or “vt100” if unset.
GPG_TTY The current terminal, determined by tty(1) if unset.
LC_CTYPE Passed to pinentry. Default: “en_US.UTF-8”
LC_MESSAGES Passed to pinentry. Unset by default.
PINENTRY The pinentry programme to use. Default: “pinentry”
gpg-agent(1), kwalletcli(1), pinentry(1), stty(1), tset(1), tty(1)
kwalletcli_getpin was written by Thorsten Glaser 〈firstname.lastname@example.org〉 mostly
for tarent GmbH.