A safe place to put things.

I wrote trunk as a replacement for keepassx.


Install it:

$ gem install trunk


The setup command will generate a password protected private key file located at $HOME/.trunk/.trunk.key.enc.

$ trunk setup

To add a secret to trunk:

$ trunk add mypassword

Or you can can pipe a password in:

$ pwgen -s 32 1 | TRUNK_PASSPHRASE=secret trunk add

To copy a password to your clipboard

$ TRUNK_PASSPHRASE=secret trunk show | pbcopy

Storage Layout

# ~/.trunk/.trunk.enc
--- base64(<encrypted>)


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.