GIT-CREDENTIAL-CAC(1)            Git Manual            GIT-CREDENTIAL-CAC(1)

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 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

       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
           ~/.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.


       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 drops the cache time to 5 minutes):

           $ git config credential.helper 'cache --timeout=300'

GIT         top

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Git 2.8.0.rc1                    03/10/2016            GIT-CREDENTIAL-CAC(1)