git-credential-cache(1) — Linux manual page



NAME         top

       git-credential-cache - Helper to temporarily store passwords in

SYNOPSIS         top

       git config credential.helper 'cache [<options>]'

DESCRIPTION         top

       This command caches credentials for use by future Git programs.
       The stored credentials are kept in memory of the cache-daemon
       process (instead of being written to a file) and are forgotten
       after a configurable timeout. Credentials are forgotten sooner if
       the cache-daemon dies, for example if the system restarts. 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         top

       --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 path.


       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         top

       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 increases the cache time to 1 hour):

           $ git config credential.helper 'cache --timeout=3600'

GIT         top

       Part of the git(1) suite

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