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Release of version 1.4 of gnu-pw-mgr

From: Bruce Korb
Subject: Release of version 1.4 of gnu-pw-mgr
Date: Sun, 31 May 2015 12:39:25 -0700
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GNU gnu-pw-mgr "manages" passwords by re-computing them on demand.
It does an sha256 sum of a long, unguessable string stored in a
protected file conjoined with a never-recorded private permutation of
a domain name.  The result is cropped and twiddled in repeatable ways
to satisfy the password requirements of the intended web site.
By basing the check sum on a permutation of a domain, it winds up
easier to have different passwords for different domains than to
overuse a single password.

Since its initial release, none of the algorithms have changed, so
previously created passwords will still be produced by this modified

This release is primarily to provide some (modest) password id maintenance.
Viz. if you have two or more databases for managing password id's,
there is a new program "sort-pw-cfg" that can sort/merge multiple databases.
There is also a "--delete" option that will remove attributes associated
with a password id (e.g. length, character requirements, etc.).

online docs:
gnu-pw-id home:
primary ftp:
bug reports:     bug-gnu-pw-mgr at the usual GNU domain
bug archive:
maintainer:      Bruce Korb - bkorb at the usual GNU domain

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