MirBSD manpage: kwalletcli(1)

KWALLETCLI(1)                BSD Reference Manual                KWALLETCLI(1)


     kwalletcli - command line interface to the KDE Wallet


     kwalletcli [-q] -hV
     kwalletcli [-q] -f folder -e entry [-P | -p password]


     The kwalletcli utility is a command line interface to KWallet. It will
     only work if KDE is running (DCOP) and reachable (via X11). kwalletcli
     can be used to get password entries from the default Wallet, or to write
     them there.

     The options are as follows:

     -e entry     Define the key (entry) to use when accessing the Wallet.

     -f folder    Set the folder to use when accessing the Wallet. Mandatory.

     -h           Display the usage.

     -P           Read the password to write from standard input. Currently
                  limited to 65535 octets.

     -p password  Write password into the designated location in the Wallet.

     -q           Be more quiet. In combination with -V, do not display any-

     -V           Display the kwalletcli version information.

     Default mode of operation, that is, unless -P or -p are used, is to read
     the password from the default Wallet and print it to standard output as-
     is, without any trailing newline.

     There is currently no way to specify a Wallet other than the default.

     All input and output is assumed to be in UTF-8. The password string
     (whether read from standard input or command line) is now converted from
     "possibly UTF-8 but binary transparent" to standards-conformant UTF-8 for
     the Qt side, and back upon reading out.


     The kwalletcli utility exits 0 on success or >0 if an error occurred:

     1    The entry specified cannot be found (read access).

     2    The usage was shown.

     3    The Wallet could not be opened. May be a missing DCOP connection.
          Perhaps DISPLAY is not set.

     4    The folder specified cannot be found (read access).

     5    The folder specified cannot be opened.

     6    The value to the key specified could not be retrieved.

     8    An error occurred trying to write the value.

     The exit codes 1 and 4, on reading, are not fatal; they merely indicate
     that the folder or entry specified does not exist. The other errors are
     fatal and may be used to indicate the user that the KWallet should not be
     used any more during the current session.


     DISPLAY  The X11 display to use for communicating with the KDE Wallet.


     The following command...

           $ printf '%s\n' "secret" | kwalletcli -f passwords -e sitename -P

     ... stores the password "secret" as passwords\sitename inside the default
     Wallet. To read it out, use:

           $ password=$(kwalletcli -f passwords -e sitename)




     kwalletcli was written by mirabilos <m@mirbsd.org> mostly for tarent
     solutions GmbH.


     Do not use -p password to store it, unless you absolutely must. It is a
     security risk, because the command line invocation is public information
     in a normal Unix environment. Use -P instead and provide the password on
     standard input.

     Beware of trailing newlines, especially outside of mksh(1) scripts!


     If DISPLAY is not set, not valid, or kdeinit or kdeinit4 cannot start for
     other reasons, kwalletcli may not recover gracefully. In KDE 4 versions,
     this may even result in a Segmentation fault. The author does not know of
     a way to catch this early; patches are welcome.

MirBSD #10-current            November 19, 2020                              1

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