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git does not honor ~/.netrc

asked 2015-03-03 10:54:28 -0500

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updated 2015-03-03 11:49:21 -0500

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I got a netrc in ~/.netrc with 600 permissions.

user justme
password abc123

But git always asks me for the password via askpass/cmdline.

Is there any way this can be made working?

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This question is very imprecise. Describe your specific problem so that it is easy to understand and reproducible.

Trismegistos gravatar imageTrismegistos ( 2015-03-04 15:41:01 -0500 )edit

According to , ~/.netrc is for FTP. Git does not use FTP; usually ssh or https. So I would not expect it to work with ~/.netrc.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-03-04 18:36:26 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-03-08 16:25:44 -0500

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updated 2015-03-09 08:29:12 -0500

It seems, that your format of the netrc is wrong, it should be:

login justme
password abc123

Additionally I think, that netrc authentication does only work for http(s) protocol. If you are using ssh as protocol for git, you should use public key authentication.

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