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       netrc,  .netrc - Specifies automatic login information for

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       The file contains the information used  by  the  automatic
       login  (autologin)  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 follows: 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 password 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 subcommands up to the
              next  blank  line.  If the macro is named init, ftp
              executes the macro upon  successful  completion  of
              the autologin process.

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       Contains automatic login information.

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       Commands: ftp(1)

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