|1.8.5||Apr 22, 2021|
|1.8.3||Jan 9, 2021|
#40 in Unix APIs
Xaskpass is a lightweight passphrase dialog for X11 with extensive configuration options that is implemented without relying on heavy GUI libraries. It aims to be a successor to the similar but now old x11-ssh-askpass. It aims to preserve a fast startup time while modernizing some features such as fonts. It also tries to make sure the password cannot leak from the program to where it shouldn't.
If the stars are aligned correctly this should suffice:
cargo build --release
Make sure you have the following dependencies installed:
rust >= 1.45
libxcb >= 1.12
- xcb-util-errors: for more user friendly error logging.
For example in Arch Linux you can run:
pacman -S xcb-util-errors libxkbcommon libxkbcommon-x11 libxcb pango cairo clang
The compiled file is so large that it might affect the loading time unless it is stripped of debug symbols:
You can for example inform
sudo to use
xaskpass by setting
SUDO_ASKPASS (and using
sudo -A) respectively.
Xaskpass reads configuration file from
A default configuration file with comments can be found here.
xaskpass --help and the comments in the shipped default configuration file.
You can create directory
pregen to speed up
build.rs by letting it save the
generated bindings there.
Xaskpass is released under the Apache License, Version 2.0.