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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 $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.

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