I'm looking for a command-line Linux password-manager. It appears that pwsafe is the program most commonly used. However, its latest update was in 2005. Is it a good idea to use this? Has it been so stable that no updates are necessary, or am I risking using outdated software for an important task like password management?

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IMO it would be better to use a plain text file with a structured format and then GPG or OpenSSL encrypt it. Or even just plain vim encryption.

The advantage of OpenSSL/GPG over vim is that you can decrypt it on the fly and grep the output.

Here's a nice write up for using vim as a password safe.

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