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Re: Read ~/.netrc only once

From: Morten Kjærulff via curl-users <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 12:51:42 +0200

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 11:32 AM Daniel Stenberg <> wrote:

> It will be opened and read once per connection, so I presume your auth use
> there forces curl to create more than one connection to perform the transfer.

This seems to work:

mkfifo tmppip
while true ; do cat .netrc > tmppip ; done &
curl -n --anyauth --netrc-file tmppip http://mysite/...

But it seems a bit stupid.

Put it on the wishlist that I wish curl would read .netrc only once
per invocation.

Received on 2021-05-25