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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 1.8.3                                        05/24/2013                            GIT-CREDENTIAL-CAC(1)

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