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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] proposal : ~/.authinfo

From: Jason McCarty
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] proposal : ~/.authinfo
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 18:42:29 -0500
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Matthieu Moy wrote:
> Hi all,
> I  didn't find any  other way  to specify  a password  for an  HTTP or
> webdav archive than giving the password in clear in the URL like
> http://user:address@hidden/
> I don't  like this  very much,  because then, it  is displayed  on the
> screen when one use a command like "tla archives". 
> So, I would like to implement a ~/.authinfo mechanism. 

I'd like it better if 'tla archives' just replaced the password with
'*password*' for example. The passwords would still be embedded in the
URLs in ~/.arch-params/=locations/. You might also want to implement a
--password option to {make,register}-archive, which would read the
password from stdin without echoing, so it doesn't show up on the
command line either.

Jason McCarty <address@hidden>

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