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This package contains a command-line tool that scans the shell command history for mistakenly written passwords, API keys, and secrets. It uses regular expressions to identify potential sensitive information and helps avoid accidentally exposing sensitive data in the command history.

Installed size: 3.34 MB
How to install: sudo apt install passdetective

  • libc6
root@kali:~# PassDetective -h
The "extract" command allows you to automatically extract passwords from shell history change descriptions.
By analyzing the history of shell commands, this tool can identify and extract passwords that were used during
previous commands and display them for further inspection or use.

  PassDetective [flags]
  PassDetective [command]

Available Commands:
  completion  Generate the autocompletion script for the specified shell
  extract     Extract passwords from shell history
  help        Help about any command

  -h, --help   Help message for PassDetective

Use "PassDetective [command] --help" for more information about a command.

Updated on: 2024-Feb-16