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NETRC(5)			     BSD File Formats Manual				 NETRC(5)

NAME
     netrc -- user configuration for ftp

SYNOPSIS
     ~/.netrc

DESCRIPTION
     This file contains configuration and autologin information for the File Transfer Protocol
     client ftp(1).

     The .netrc file contains login and initialization information used by the auto-login
     process.  It resides in the user's home directory.  The following tokens are recognized;
     they may be separated by spaces, tabs, or new-lines:

     machine name
	       Identify a remote machine name.	The auto-login process searches the .netrc file
	       for a machine token that matches the remote machine specified on the ftp command
	       line or as an open command argument.  Once a match is made, the subsequent .netrc
	       tokens are processed, stopping when the end of file is reached or another machine
	       or a default token is encountered.

     default   This is the same as machine name except that default matches any name.  There can
	       be only one default token, and it must be after all machine tokens.  This is nor-
	       mally used as:

		     default login anonymous password user@site

	       thereby giving the user automatic anonymous ftp login to machines not specified in
	       .netrc.	This can be overridden by using the -n flag to disable auto-login.

     login name
	       Identify a user on the remote machine.  If this token is present, the auto-login
	       process will initiate a login using the specified name.

     password string
	       Supply a password.  If this token is present, the auto-login process will supply
	       the specified string if the remote server requires a password as part of the login
	       process.  Note that if this token is present in the .netrc file for any user other
	       than anonymous, ftp will abort the auto-login process if the .netrc is readable by
	       anyone besides the user.

     account string
	       Supply an additional account password.  If this token is present, the auto-login
	       process will supply the specified string if the remote server requires an addi-
	       tional account password, or the auto-login process will initiate an ACCT command
	       if it does not.

     macdef name
	       Define a macro.	This token functions like the ftp macdef command functions.  A
	       macro is defined with the specified name; its contents begin with the next .netrc
	       line and continue until a null line (consecutive new-line characters) is encoun-
	       tered.  If a macro named init is defined, it is automatically executed as the last
	       step in the auto-login process.

SEE ALSO
     ftp(1), ftpd(8)

Linux NetKit (0.17)			September 23, 1997		      Linux NetKit (0.17)
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