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git-credential-cache - Helper to temporarily store passwords in memory


git config credential.helper 'cache [options]'


This command caches credentials in memory for use by future Git programs. The stored
credentials never touch the disk, and are forgotten after a configurable timeout. The
cache is accessible over a Unix domain socket, restricted to the current user by
filesystem permissions.

You probably don’t want to invoke this command directly; it is meant to be used as a
credential helper by other parts of Git. See gitcredentials(7) or EXAMPLES below.


--timeout <seconds>
Number of seconds to cache credentials (default: 900).

--socket <path>
Use <path> to contact a running cache daemon (or start a new cache daemon if one is
not started). Defaults to ~/.git-credential-cache/socket. If your home directory is on
a network-mounted filesystem, you may need to change this to a local filesystem.


If you would like the daemon to exit early, forgetting all cached credentials before their
timeout, you can issue an exit action:

git credential-cache exit


The point of this helper is to reduce the number of times you must type your username or
password. For example:

$ git config credential.helper cache
$ git push http://example.com/repo.git
Username: <type your username>
Password: <type your password>

[work for 5 more minutes]
$ git push http://example.com/repo.git
[your credentials are used automatically]

You can provide options via the credential.helper configuration variable (this example
drops the cache time to 5 minutes):

$ git config credential.helper 'cache --timeout=300'


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