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Remembering ftp passwords OS 9 & X (2 posts)

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  • Started 19 years ago by nugie
  • Latest reply 19 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • nugie Member

    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.

    Posted 19 years ago #

  • 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/"
    end tell

    (replace userid, password, and hostname with the correct information for your site).


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 19 years ago #

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