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Configure Midnight Commander FTP client PDF
Wednesday, 14 October 2009

This tutorial shows you how to configure Midnight Commander FTP client to connect to a server using username/password stored on local drive. It is useful when you use many FTP accounts and you do not want to enter username/password every time but just hostname. Also it is usefull when your username is in form of: "username@hostname" and Midnight Commander will not let you enter username@hostname@hostname to login, and if you enter only hostname it will try to connect to that hostname anonimously.

Step 1
Create a file .netrc in the root of your user account.

Step 2
Set permissions 600 and set the user as the owner of .netrc file.

Step 3
Enter for each FTP host a line like the following (in .netrc file):

machine yourdomain.com login john password yourpasshere

For a .netrc line you will only modify:
  john (put your username instead)
  yourpasshere (put your password instead)

Keywords: machine, login, password will remain unchanged.

That's all.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 January 2012 )
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