Midnight Commander as FTP client with .netrc

MC has a “Directory hotlist” which funcitons as bookmarking for locations (paths).

MC hotlist

It can be accesed by pressing Ctrl+\ (Ctrl and backslash) or from the top menu under Commands.
directory hotlist

For FTP credentials storing the ~/.netrc file can be used, but CAUTION because passwords are saved in plain text. A simple, but not 100% secure workaround is chmod 600 ~/.netrc

Sample content (syntax) of .netrc:

machine EXAMPLE.COM
        login USERNAME
        password PASSWORD

PS: For those interested in a MC tutorial try http://www.trembath.co.za/mctutorial.html

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Author: Michal Zuber

Full stack developer, biker and rollerblader. Owner and developer at https://nevilleweb.sk/ Co-founded http://neville.sk/ Blog at https://michalzuber.wordpress.com/

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