Re: [dev] FTP script: how to store password?

From: Sam Watkins <>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:42:56 +1100

> sam something
> sam whatever

> This looks much like a reinvention of netrc. Netrc is already
> there and widespread. Also, users know that it contains sensible
> data. The things not so perfect of netrc are minor compared to
> that.

A good point, in fact curl can use .netrc directly, which would solve
his entire problem.

Anyhow, I like to mention simple, sane, text file formats:
tabular / delimited (awk friendly), key:value record sets,
and NOT including sqlite!

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