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NAME

       git-credential-store - helper to store credentials on disk

SYNOPSIS

       git config credential.helper 'store [options]'

DESCRIPTION

           Note
           Using this helper will store your passwords unencrypted on disk, protected only by
           filesystem permissions. If this is not an acceptable security tradeoff, try git-
           credential-cache(1), or find a helper that integrates with secure storage provided by
           your operating system.

       This command stores credentials indefinitely on disk for use by future git programs.

       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

       --store=<path>
           Use <path> to store credentials. The file will have its filesystem permissions set to
           prevent other users on the system from reading it, but will not be encrypted or
           otherwise protected. Defaults to ~/.git-credentials.

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 store
           $ git push http://example.com/repo.git
           Username: <type your username>
           Password: <type your password>

           [several days later]
           $ git push http://example.com/repo.git
           [your credentials are used automatically]

STORAGE FORMAT

       The .git-credentials file is stored in plaintext. Each credential is stored on its own
       line as a URL like:

           https://user:pass@example.com

       When git needs authentication for a particular URL context, credential-store will consider
       that context a pattern to match against each entry in the credentials file. If the
       protocol, hostname, and username (if we already have one) match, then the password is
       returned to git. See the discussion of configuration in gitcredentials(7) for more
       information.

GIT

       Part of the git(1) suite