Saves the current user's ID and password in a configuration file




This command allows a user to store their ExtraView User ID and password in a configuration file, which is automatically used by most CLI commands for authentication. If this file does not exist, the individual CLI commands will prompt the user for their username and password. Having this configuration file removes the need for a user to type in their ExtraView User ID and password every time they run a CLI command. The User ID may be an alternative User ID.

In Unix environments, this configuration file is saved as $HOME/.evrc. In a Microsoft Windows environment, the file is named evrc.txt, and is saved in the same directory as the CLI commands.

This command will prompt for the User ID and password, and will verify the information before creating the configuration file. Unless a User ID or password changes, it is not necessary to re-run this command. After the configuration file has been created, it may be edited directly.

CLI commands will use any combination of User ID and/or password. If the User ID and/or password are not included in the configuration file, the CLI commands will prompt for the missing information.


This configuration file is stored as a plain ASCII text file. Users should be aware of the security implications of having authentication information stored in an ASCII file, and they should make an effort to at least use operating system file permissions to limit access to this file.


$ evset
User: user_id
Password: xxxxxx