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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 ~/.git-credential-cache/socket. If your home directory is on a network-mounted filesystem, you may need
           to change this to a local filesystem.

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 1.7.11.3                      08/29/2012             GIT-CREDENTIAL-CAC(1)