Vim conceal passwords

Submitted by cjdmax on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 15:52

A short howto to get Vim to conceal passwords, while still having them selectable and copy-paste-able. You can get the passwords visible by visual-selecting them in Vim.

YMMV how well this works for you and your terminal. Please (auto)encrypt and (auto)versioncontrol your passwordfiles, to prevent mistakes. Please note your passwords may stick in clipboard managers like Klipper.

This solution uses vim modelines, syntax overrides and the conceal function in Vim.

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