Helper to temporarily store passwords in memory


git config credential .helper (Aqcache [<options>] (Aq


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 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 $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 .


If you would like the daemon to exit early, forgetting all cached credentials before their timeout, you can issue an exit action:
.RS 4
git credential -cache exit .RE


The point of this helper is to reduce the number of times you must type your username or password . For example:
.RS 4
$ 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] .RE

You can provide options via the credential .helper configuration variable (this example drops the cache time to 5 minutes):
.RS 4
$ git config credential .helper (Aqcache --timeout=300 (Aq .RE


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