keepassxc - Man Page

a modern open-source password manager


keepassxc [options] [filename(s)]


KeePassXC is a free/open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. The complete database is always encrypted with the industry-standard AES (alias Rijndael) encryption algorithm using a 256 bit key. KeePassXC uses a database format that is compatible with KeePass Password Safe. Your wallet works offline and requires no Internet connection.


-h,  --help

Displays this help.

-v,  --version

Displays version information.

--config <config>

Path to a custom config file.

--keyfile <keyfile>

Key file of the database.


Read password of the database from stdin.

--pw,  --parent-window <handle>

Parent window handle.


Displays debugging information.


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QuickStart Guide

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This manual page was originally written by Janek Bevendorff <>.

Reporting Bugs

Bugs and feature requests can be reported on GitHub at


2020-07-10 KeePassXC 2.6.0 General Commands Manual