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       git-credential-store - Helper to store credentials on disk


       git config credential.helper 'store [options]'


           Using this helper will store your passwords unencrypted on disk,
           protected only by filesystem permissions. If this is not an
           acceptable security tradeoff, try git-credential-cache(1), or find
           a helper that integrates with secure storage provided by your
           operating system.

       This command stores credentials indefinitely on disk for use by future
       Git programs.

       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.


           Use <path> to lookup and store credentials. The file will have its
           filesystem permissions set to prevent other users on the system
           from reading it, but will not be encrypted or otherwise protected.
           If not specified, credentials will be searched for from
           ~/.git-credentials and $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/credentials, and
           credentials will be written to ~/.git-credentials if it exists, or
           $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/credentials if it exists and the former does
           not. See also the section called "FILES".


       If not set explicitly with --file, there are two files where
       git-credential-store will search for credentials in order of

           User-specific credentials file.

           Second user-specific credentials file. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not
           set or empty, $HOME/.config/git/credentials will be used. Any
           credentials stored in this file will not be used if
           ~/.git-credentials has a matching credential as well. It is a good
           idea not to create this file if you sometimes use older versions of
           Git that do not support it.

       For credential lookups, the files are read in the order given above,
       with the first matching credential found taking precedence over
       credentials found in files further down the list.

       Credential storage will by default write to the first existing file in
       the list. If none of these files exist, ~/.git-credentials will be
       created and written to.

       When erasing credentials, matching credentials will be erased from all


       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 store
           $ git push
           Username: <type your username>
           Password: <type your password>

           [several days later]
           $ git push
           [your credentials are used automatically]


       The .git-credentials file is stored in plaintext. Each credential is
       stored on its own line as a URL like:


       When Git needs authentication for a particular URL context,
       credential-store will consider that context a pattern to match against
       each entry in the credentials file. If the protocol, hostname, and
       username (if we already have one) match, then the password is returned
       to Git. See the discussion of configuration in gitcredentials(7) for
       more information.


       Part of the git(1) suite

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