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Is .netrc file by default provided in the linux home directory or do we have to create it manualy. I am not able to find it .in ~/home Rgds Rp

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no, it does not exist by default, it needs to be created manually. make sure the file isn't readable by any other user, as passwords stored within are plaintext. –  mata Jun 29 '13 at 20:43
    
~/home is the wrong location. If it's present at all, it is at ~/.netrc. –  ott-- Jun 30 '13 at 22:50

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No, it is not provided by default and you have to create it manually, because after all, it contains your own credentials. Just create it with your favorite editor, and it would work.

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