Introducing pass

Password management should be simple and follow Unix philosophy. With pass, each password lives inside of a gpg encrypted file whose filename is the title of the website or resource that requires the password. These encrypted files may be organized into meaningful folder hierarchies, copied from computer to computer, and, in general, manipulated using standard command line file management utilities.

pass makes managing these individual password files extremely easy. All passwords live in~/.password-store and pass provides some nice commands for adding, editing, generating, and retrieving passwords. It is a very short and simple shell script. It’s capable of temporarily putting passwords on your clipboard and tracking password changes using git.

You can edit the password store using ordinary unix shell commands alongside the pass command. There are no funky file formats or new paradigms to learn. There is bash completion so that you can simply hit tab to fill in names.

The pass command is extensively documented in its man page.

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Automatically Detect File Changes on Your Server


AIDE (Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment) is the Open Source version of Tripwire. AIDE takes a snapshot of every file on your server, records it and then will notify you of any changes. This tutorial will show you how to create a script that will automate this process and send you an email of the outcome.

Step #1: Install and Configure AIDE
If you need more information on installation and configuring AIDE.

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Xiki merges both the shell and GUI concepts. Commands in Xiki can have nested menus that are just text indented by 2 spaces. Use the mouse or keyboard, whichever you prefer to run those commands. Xiki does what shell consoles do, but lets you edit everything at any time. It is extremely easy to make and use your own commands and menus to access other tools within the same interface.

Type a word, any word, then double click on it or type control-return (or command-return) to run the command. For example type: git, bootstrap, mysql, mongo, rails, node, coffee, js, dom, jquery, svg, ruby code, file paths, url’s, shell commands, etc.

Everything is in editable text form. You can type commands on any line, edit the output (Vs. typing commands at the bottom, and read-only output), Intermix menus, headings, bullet points, wherever you want.

Xiki == executable wiki.

Check out the screencasts to see Xiki in action.

Go to to check out the code and install Xiki.