Hey all, I literally just saw this come across and I'm ecstatic about it. :D This is going to make scripting 1,000x easier and will allow the holy grail of SSH server passwords stored in 1PW.
I have one small (large) quibble with the post though... the name of the binary.
This tool is, in your own words, designed for "power users, developers, and administrators". And that's great and something that's been sorely needed for a long time, however those are the same people who have tricked out dotfiles. Dotfiles which often contain shorter aliases to longer commands. For example, I have an alias
ss, which starts a server for whatever kind of project is contained in the directory where I run it. Generally shorter commands (and especially two letter commands) are used for aliases.
Imagine if every command line tool thought:
Ya know what, I'm the most important tool in my user's system, so I'm going to use a two letter binary name so that it's easier for them to type.
It would be a mess. Every developer would be required to alias to a full path of a binary like:
for every tool that used the same binary name (Yes those are contrived obviously but the point stands).
Or what about if a user already has an alias of
op to something like
alias op=/usr/bin/open or maybe they have a custom "open" function which is smarter and works as they want. Or maybe they have an
op alias that always opens the argument in Photoshop so that they can more easily work with images such as GIFs and JPGs, but still be able to double-click in Finder to open quickly in Preview.
Are there other tools out there that use two-letter binary names? Of course. (Don't get me started on the irreprehensible binaries that use one letter). But just because they do it doesn't mean it's right. The general trend is to stay away from that.
Allow the developers to decide which tools in their toolbox are worthy of a two-letter alias. Don't presume that you know best. Change the binary name to something explicit and descriptive like
onepassword (preferably) or, if you must,
opwd. If you do a sufficiently good job at your jobs, the developers will promote the 1PW CLI to
op status for you
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