megarc man page

megarc — Configuration file for megatools




Megatools use INI configuration file to store commonly used login credentials. This makes it less bothersome to use the tools, as you can simply write

$ megadf

instead of

$ megadf --username my@email.com --password mypass

when using the tools.

Configuration file is read either from the current directory or user’s home directory. Exceptions are when --ignore-config-file was passed to the tool, or when explicit path to the config file was given via --config <path>.

Config File Sections

All sections are optional. All names are case sensitive, thus you must write [Login], and not [login], and so on.

[Login] Section


Your username.


Your password. Be aware that back slashes have special meaning. If you have back slash in your password, you must escape it with another backslash. For example: my\nice\password would be written as my\\nice\\password in the config file.

[Cache] Section


Cache timeout in seconds (default is 10 minutes).


Create ~/.megarc (on linux) or mega.ini file containing these 3 lines:

Username = your@email
Password = yourpassword

Run megadf(1) to check that megatools are able to login to your account.

See Also

megatools(7), megarc(5), megadf(1), megadl(1), megaget(1), megals(1), megamkdir(1), megaput(1), megareg(1), megarm(1), megacopy(1), megafs(1).


Part of the megatools(7) suite.


Report bugs at https://github.com/megous/megatools or megous@megous.com.


Megatools was written by Ondrej Jirman <megous@megous.com>, 2013-2016.

Official website is http://megatools.megous.com.

Referenced By

megacopy(1), megadf(1), megadl(1), megafs(1), megaget(1), megals(1), megamkdir(1), megaput(1), megareg(1), megarm(1), megatools(7).

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megatools 1.9.97 02/02/2016