git-credential-cache(1)



GIT-CREDENTIAL-CAC(1)             Git Manual             GIT-CREDENTIAL-CAC(1)

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

SYNOPSIS
       git config credential.helper 'cache [options]'

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       --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
           $XDG_CACHE_HOME/git/credential/socket unless
           ~/.git-credential-cache/ exists in which case
           ~/.git-credential-cache/socket is used instead. If your home
           directory is on a network-mounted filesystem, you may need to
           change this to a local filesystem. You must specify an absolute
           path.

CONTROLLING THE DAEMON
       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

EXAMPLES
       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'

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.14.2                        09/26/2017             GIT-CREDENTIAL-CAC(1)

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