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


       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

       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
           $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


       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
           Username: <type your username>
           Password: <type your password>

           [work for 5 more minutes]
           $ git push
           [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'


       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 2.18.0                        06/21/2018             GIT-CREDENTIAL-CAC(1)

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