Find WiFi Password Of Connected Networks


Find WiFi password of connected networks in Debian 10 "Buster".

Here are ways we can find the Wi-Fi password of the saved networks.

Find WiFi password of connected networks in Debian 10 "Buster".

First we use the grep command in a terminal window by listing saved networks.

Type the following:

sudo grep -r '^psk=' /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/

Press Enter.

The output will look like this:


As you can see, you'll get both network name and the password.

You can also use this command if you only want the output to be the password.

Type the following:

sudo grep psk= /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/*

Press Enter.


sudo grep -hr '^psk=' /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/

The output will look like this:


Graphical User Interface: Network Manager.

Wireless connection icon, right click, then Network Connections, Select network connection, WiFi Security Tab and check Show password.

To make sure you didn't change anything, click Cancel.

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