I'm trying set up a .netrc file in my account so that I will be
automatically logged into a machine I'm ftp-ing to. The following
excerpt from the man pages on ftp hints that this has something to do
with the ".netrc" file.
" -n Do not attempt auto-login upon initial connection. If
auto-login is not disabled, ftp checks the .netrc file
in the user's home directory for an entry describing an
account on the remote machine. If no entry exists, ftp
will prompt for the login name of the account on the
remote machine (the default is the login name on the
local machine), and, if necessary, prompts for a pass-
word and an account with which to login.
I do not have one of these files but would like to create one for myself.
The problem is that I don't know how to "describe an account on a remote
machine". Anybody know how to do this and/or have any examples?