NanoNote as password storage - but what application?

Delbert Franz ddf at
Thu Jul 15 11:51:33 EDT 2010

This is not an app as such but it should work OK on the Nano note.  
It's on the command line but that's OK with many:) It's a GPG-based 
Password Wallet described in:

I have been using it on my desktop, laptop, and netbooks for some 
time.  You need an editor of your choice and what confused me at 
first, is that you just create whatever pattern you like in the 
encrypted file for tracking passwords, login names, etc.  I currently 
have over 100 entries in my wallet file:)  Its amazing how many one 

I'm not a security expert nor am I "paranoid" about security, so I 
can't judge how "good" the security of this script is.  However, it is 
far better than writing it in an open file and light-years ahead of 
just using one password everywhere!  

I just tried moving what I have on my desktop to the Nanonote and I 
got it to work.  I put the scripts in /usr/bin for now.  The 
password-request display is a bit garbled, probably because n-curses 
is either missing or under some other name, but it does take the 
password.  I already had the system setup on my desktop so it took me 
less than 30 minutes to move a copy to the Nanonote.  

It's good enough for me but then I'm the kind of guy who opens about 
15 terminals so I can work mostly at the command line on my desktop.  

Hope this helps someone. 


On Thursday 15 July 2010, Daniel Clark wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 4:11 AM, jirka <jirka at> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I my opinion the Ben can be used for secure storage of passwords.
> > But I don't know what application should be used.
> >
> > I have tried to compile the YAPET ( )
> > but it require a function which is not enabled in OpenWRTs libSSL.
> >
> > Can anyone recommend me any other application?
> I personally think is the only password
> storage app I've seen that has the right architecture (GnuPG used, can
> be used by one person or a group of people), but getting the deps on
> nanonote would probably be tough.
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