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Remembering ftp passwords OS 9 & X (2 posts)
- Started 12 years ago by nugie
- Latest reply 12 years ago from Jim Matthews
My G3 running OS X remembers the password so when I doubleclick my desktop shortcut I have instant access. I want a Mac OS 9 machine to do the same, but it won't let me. I DON'T want to use the keychain because you have to enter a password there everytime too, to unlock it! Does anyone have the solution to this? I thought there must be a preference setting in fetch to allow it to save the password for a connection but can't find it.
Jim Matthews Administrator
If you have BBEdit (or BBEdit Lite, its free counterpart) you can open the shortcut file and type your password in the URL there (it goes between the colon and the at-sign).
Another option would be to save the following as an AppleScript applet:
tell application "Fetch 4.0.3"
open url "ftp://userid:password@hostname/"
(replace userid, password, and hostname with the correct information for your site).
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