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netrc(4)							      netrc(4)

       netrc, .netrc - Specifies automatic login information for ftp


       The  file contains the information used by the automatic login (autolo‐
       gin) feature of the ftp command.	 It is a  hidden  file	in  your  home
       directory  and  must  be	 owned	by the user logging in, or by the root
       user.   If the file contains a login password, the  file's  permissions
       must be set to 600 (read and write by owner only).

       The  file can contain the following entries (separated by spaces, tabs,
       or newlines): Where host is the name of	a  remote  host.   This	 entry
       begins  the definition of the autologin process for the specified host.
       All following entries up to the next machine entry or the  end  of  the
       file  apply  to	that  host.   This is the same as machine, except that
       default matches any name.  There can be only one default token, and  it
       must  appear  after  all machine tokens.	 This is normally used as fol‐
       lows: default login anonymous password user@site

	      The preceding command line gives the  user  automatic  anonymous
	      ftp  login  to  machines	not  specified	in  -n flag to disable
	      autologin.  Where user is the username  to  use  at  the	remote
	      host.  If this entry is found, the autologin process initiates a
	      login using the specified name.  If this entry is	 missing,  the
	      autologin	 process  fails.  Where password is the login password
	      to be used. The autologin process supplies this password to  the
	      remote  server.	A  login  password  must be established at the
	      remote host and that password must be entered in this  file,  or
	      the  autologin  process fails and you are prompted for the login
	      password.	 Where password is the account password	 to  be	 used.
	      If  this	entry  is found and an account password is required at
	      the remote host, the autologin process supplies the password  to
	      the remote server.  If the remote host requires an account pass‐
	      word but this entry is missing, the  autologin  process  prompts
	      for  the	account	 password.   Where macro is the name of an ftp
	      subcommand macro.	 The macro definition starts on the  following
	      line  and is defined to contain all of the following ftp subcom‐
	      mands up to the next blank line.	If the macro  is  named	 init,
	      ftp executes the macro upon successful completion of the autolo‐
	      gin process.

       Contains automatic login information.

       Commands: ftp(1)


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