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Re: Read ~/.netrc only once

From: Morten Kjærulff via curl-users <>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 19:17:36 +0200

On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 5:40 PM Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> You could also provide the credentials using other means than netrc!

Yes, I could use -u --user, but `man curl`says "Such sensitive data
should be retrieved from a file instead or similar and never used in
clear text in a command line."

So back to .netrc or --netrc-file. But this might end up in backups or
could be seen by sysadmins.

Any other options?

That's why I wish --netrc-file <(cat ~/.netrc), but instead of cat
~/.netrc I would use
gpg --decrypt ...
Which I *guess*/*feel* is more safe.

Received on 2021-05-25