12.17 netrc -- netrc file processing

New in version 1.5.2.

The netrc class parses and encapsulates the netrc file format used by the Unix ftp program and other FTP clients.

netrc ([file])
A netrc instance or subclass instance encapsulates data from a netrc file. The initialization argument, if present, specifies the file to parse. If no argument is given, the file .netrc in the user's home directory will be read. Parse errors will raise SyntaxError with diagnostic information including the file name, line number, and terminating token.


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