How to install and open KeePass on Mac OS X form the User Interface and not just open a terminal and type commands?

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I use KeepassX on my macs so I don't have to use the terminal. It is free and you'll find it here: http://www.keepassx.org

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    KeePassX is dead (last changelog entry from 2016). Long live KeePassXC!
    – Chuim
    Jun 5, 2019 at 4:29
  • Yes, I have recently upgraded to KeePassXC myself. It continues to offer the same functionality. Good program.
    – ArchonOSX
    Jun 6, 2019 at 0:43
  1. downlaod keepass portable (zip-file)
  2. install mono
  3. create a shell script (e.g. keepass.sh) like this (assuming keepass is in /Applications/KeePass-2/KeePass.exe):

    mono /Applications/KeePass-2/KeePass.exe /path/to/keepass-db.kdbx
  4. run chmod 755 keepassh.sh

  5. in Finder, right-lick on the shell script and choose "Open with", then choose Terminal
  6. From now on you can open Keepass from the finder by choosing the script keepass.sh

Even better, I found an opensource project that's great!

You can open the KeePass database and key without problems and has pretty much the functionality of KeePass.



Disclaimer: I have no connection with the developer of this project.

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