passwordstore passdemenu and type automatically in i3wm
- 14 Dec 2017: Post was created (diff)
passdmenu with a key combination handled by
i3 window manager for storing my passwords securely. On Arch Linux, this package can be installed with
pacman -S passdmenu.
In order to make typing work, I need
# pacman -S xdotools
passdmenu appear on a specific keyboard combination, update the i3 config:
# ~/.config/i3/config (redacted version) set $mod Mod4 bindsym $mod+y exec passdmenu --store $PASSWORD_STORE_DIR_PRIVATE --type
I am using
--type to make it type passwords automatically. If you have not installed
xdotools, it will silently fail to show, with to apparent errors.
General rule of thumb when binding things in i3 is to
- Make sure the command works from your terminal
- Make sure the full system environment has been loaded before i3 is started, or else you will not have the same set of system variables available