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Re: Supporting GPG encrypted netrc files

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 22:18:24 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 24 Apr 2019, Adam Greene wrote:

> Recently, git started to support GPG encrypted ~/.netrc files via having a
> ~/.netrc.gpg file present which is checks for before using ~/.netrc. This
> obviously has a security benefit since it let's your plaintext credentials
> be encrypted while they are sitting on the disk.
> Is there any interest in adding similar functionality to curl/libcurl?

Sure, it could certainly be interesting but I'm a little afraid for the amount
of code and work that requires (for a rather niche feature). Or are there
reasons to suspect I'm wrong?

Received on 2019-04-25