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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
           ~/.git-credential-cache/socket. 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 2.8.0                         03/28/2016             GIT-CREDENTIAL-CAC(1)

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