GNU gnu-pw-mgr is a password manager designed to make it easy to
reconstruct difficult passwords when they are needed, while limiting the risk
of attack. The user of this program inputs a very long initial password
"seed" and a self-defined transformation of a web site URL to obtain both the
password and a user name hint for that web site. The seed is stored in a
hidden file. However, the passwords and the URL transforms are never stored
anywhere. You must remember this transform (password id), or the password is
gnu-pw-mgr can be found on the main GNU ftp server:
(via HTTP) and
(via FTP). It can also be found
on the GNU mirrors;
a mirror if possible.
Documentation for gnu-pw-mgr
is available online, as
is documentation for most GNU software. You may
also find more information about
or by looking at
or similar directories on your system. A brief summary is available by
running gnu-pw-mgr --help.
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