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Re^4: best way to store login information for a perl script?

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Jul 05, 2009 at 23:42 UTC ( #777411=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: best way to store login information for a perl script?
in thread best way to store login information for a perl script?

You know, the OP didn't strike me as someone who was contemplating putting script like that on a box with multiple users. Or even having the authentication to do so. He certainly wasn't asking about a general program (otherwise, he would have realized that hardcoding a single username/password for a global program isn't going to work anyway).

My guess is that either 1) he has written a script which runs from this personal box noone else has access to (in which, it doesn't really matter where he stores the password), or 2) he has written a script while working on a shared box, and isn't root. In which both the script, and the config file are stored somewhere in or below his homedirectory.


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