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NETRC(5) BSD File Formats Manual NETRC(5)
netrc, .netrc -- user configuration for ftp
This file contains configuration and autologin information for the File Transfer Protocol
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:
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.
Identify a user on the remote machine. If this token is present, the auto-login
process will initiate a login using the specified name.
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.
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.
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.
Linux NetKit (0.17) September 23, 1997 Linux NetKit (0.17)
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