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master 9717ba9: Specify precedence in .authinfo files

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: master 9717ba9: Specify precedence in .authinfo files
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 09:33:49 -0500 (EST)

branch: master
commit 9717ba930975d772412c65b0e2dbb9258cf502bd
Author: Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org>
Commit: Lars Ingebrigtsen <larsi@gnus.org>

    Specify precedence in .authinfo files
    * doc/misc/auth.texi (Help for users): Mention placing more
    specific entries first (bug#45711).
 doc/misc/auth.texi | 12 ++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/misc/auth.texi b/doc/misc/auth.texi
index d810f15..034004d 100644
--- a/doc/misc/auth.texi
+++ b/doc/misc/auth.texi
@@ -107,6 +107,18 @@ The @code{user} is the user name.  It's known as 
@var{:user} in
 @code{auth-source-search} queries.  You can also use @code{login} and
+Matching entries are usually used in the order they appear, so placing
+the most specific entries first in the file is a good idea.  For
+machine example.com login foobar password geheimnis port smtp
+machine example.com login foobar password hemmelig
+@end example
+Here we're using one password for the @code{smtp} service, and a
+different one for all the other services.
 You can also use this file to specify client certificates to use when
 setting up TLS connections.  The format is:

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