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The netrc module

This module parses .netrc configuration files. Such files are used to store FTP user names and passwords in a user’s home directory (don’t forget to configure things so that the file can only be read by the user: chmod 0600 ~/.netrc, in other words).

Example: Using the netrc module
# File: netrc-example-1.py

import netrc

# default is $HOME/.netrc
info = netrc.netrc("samples/sample.netrc")

login, account, password = info.authenticators("secret.fbi")
print "login", "=>", repr(login)
print "account", "=>", repr(account)
print "password", "=>", repr(password)

login => 'mulder'
account => None
password => 'trustno1'